Police responded to a shooting near the Federal Security Service (FSB) building in central Moscow at approximately 18:00 (local time) on Thursday, December 19. According to Russian security officials, the gunman has been neutralized as of 19:20 on Thursday. The number of casualties from the incident remains unverified, with some sources reporting up to three people dead and several wounded. Further details are still emerging.
A heightened security presence and associated transportation disruptions, including road closures, are to be expected in the area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Moscow are advised to monitor the situation and avoid the area of the incident.