2020-09-14 19:02:00

Man brought down from roof of Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg, September 14, Interfax - The man who climbed onto the roof of a building at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery in St. Petersburg has been brought down, the press service of the regional branch of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said on Monday.

"The man was brought down using a ladder truck at 2:28 p.m. Moscow time. No one was injured," the press service said.

A source familiar with the situation told Interfax that the man is currently speaking to representatives of the Prosecutor's Office.

As reported earlier, a man holding a knife climbed onto the roof of a building at the Alexander Nevsky Monastery last night. The man was behaving strangely, emergency services said.

According to media reports, the man, who works at the monastery, threatened to jump off, but did not put forth any demands, only claiming that his "life is in danger."