MOSCOW -- An ex-convict suspected in the shooting of six people in the Russian city of Belgorod was arrested late Tuesday night as he tried to leave on a freight train, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry said.
Sergei Pomazun injured a police officer with a knife during his arrest shortly before midnight, ministry spokesman Kirill Gerasimenko told Russia-24, a TV news station. If convicted in the six slayings, Pomazun, 32, could face life in prison.
His capture came after a daylong manhunt involving thousands of police and volunteers in the southwestern city of about 350,000. Gerasimenko said Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev personally led the pursuit.
Pozamun was suspected of shooting three shop assistants at a hunting store Monday afternoon, then shooting three passersby outside, including two teenage girls. All six died of their wounds.