Russian cops have released aerial footage showing the moment they chase down a fleeing suspected terrorist allegedly carrying a bomb as he tries to escape on a bike.
The footage was shot by a drone in the Republic of Dagestan which is a federal state of Russia located in the North Caucasus region.
Video credit: CEN/National Anti-Terrorism Committee
The suspect, reportedly 19 but who was not named, was allegedly planning a bombing attack and under interrogation confessed to cops not only that he was carrying explosives, but admitted that the location of the secret stash had been passed on to him by a contact in Syria, according to local media.
He reportedly said they had also passed on information on bomb-making and terrorist activities
He was arrested as he carried equipment needed for the creation of an explosive device, unaware that he was being watched by anti-terrorism cops, reports said.
The footage shows how, after allegedly removing explosives from the secret stash, he starts cycling off on a bicycle but is then cut off by a van, and then overpowered by Russian FSB officers who climb out to arrest him. The Russian Federal Security Service is the successor to the KGB spy organisation and is responsible for carrying out anti-terrorist activity.
At the scene, security officials asked if the detainee knew what was in the transported bag, to which the 19-year-old young man replied that it was explosives, reports said.
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