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3 defendants die in desperate escape attempt at Moscow court


August 2, 2017

MOSCOW (AP) — In a desperate attempt to escape, five defendants charged with multiple murders wrested weapons from their escorts Tuesday at a Moscow courthouse, sparking a shootout with other guards in the building's corridors. Three of the assailants were killed and the two others were wounded and recaptured, officials said.

Russia's Investigative Committee said the attempted getaway began while the five handcuffed men were being escorted by two guards — one male, one female — in an elevator at the Moscow Regional Court.

The defendants attacked the escorts and disarmed them, but one...

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