Moscow: Woman carrying 4-year-old child's severed head arrested

She threatened to blow herself up while holding a 4-yr-old’s decapitated head and shouting “I am a terrorist”

Moscow: A woman holding a child’s severed head at a busy Moscow metro station has been arrested and charged with murdering a young child.

The woman with the head at Moscow metro station. Pic/YouTube
The woman with the head at Moscow metro station. Pic/YouTube

The woman, suspected of having psychological problems, was shouting “I am a terrorist” in Russian and threatened to blow herself up.

In footage purportedly of the incident posted online, the woman is seen dressed in black near an entrance to Oktyabrskoye Pole metro station in northwest Moscow.

According to witness reports, the woman pulled the severed head out of her bag shouting “I killed a child” and “I am a terrorist.”

Russia’s Interior Ministry confirmed that the woman had been holding a real human head of a child, thought to be four years old.

The woman from Uzbekistan was walking around the entrance to the Metro for about an hour. She appeared to be disoriented. She was wrestled to the ground by police.

Earlier on Sunday (Moscow local time), police said a child’s headless body had been found in an apartment block near the same Metro station that had been set on fire.

Rescuers recovered the body of a child after they had extinguished a fire raging in an apartment block, Russia’s Investigative Committee said. The woman is being detained for a forensic psychiatric examination.

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