Officials Say 18-Year-Old Murdered 17 at College

Crimea's regional leader says the attacker took his own life
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2018 8:03 AM CDT
Updated Oct 17, 2018 9:01 AM CDT
In this image made from video, showing the scene as emergency services load an injured person onto a truck, in Kerch, Crimea, Wednesday Oct. 17, 2018.   (Kerch FM News via AP)
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(Newser) – The death toll in an attack at a college in Crimea on Wednesday stands at 17 (previously reported as 18), with at least another 40 injured, reports the AP. Regional leader Sergei Aksyonov has reportedly identified the suspect as a male who attended Kerch Polytechnic College in Kerch. Russia's National Anti-Terrorism Committee has named him as Vladislav Roslyakov, 18. While initial reports described a bombing in the school's cafeteria, the committee now says the suspect used a rifle to gun down the students. Aksyonov didn't comment on the method of attack but said the suspect was acting alone and has taken his own life, reports Reuters. The incident is being handled as a mass murder, and is not considered a terror attack. Read more on the attack here. (Read more Crimea stories.)

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