A female journalist and prominent critic of Vladimir Putin was stabbed in the neck at a Moscow radio station on Monday and has since been left in a medically-induced coma, local police have confirmed.
Tatyana Felgengauer, who works for the independent Russian broadcaster Echo Moskvy, was taken to the hospital for emergency treatment after being stabbed in the neck by a man identified as Boris Grits.
The station’s editor, Alexander Venediktov, said that the man believed to have attacked Felgengauer got past building security by spraying the guard with an unknown substance and blinding him.
“He then came with a knife and stabbed Tanya,” Venediktov told reporters. “There was a lot of blood and she was in shock.”