Interior Ministry members evacuate people after an armed student took hostages at a high school on the outskirts of Moscow, February 3, 2014. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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An armed student on Monday briefly took 20 teenagers hostage in a Moscow school and killed a policeman and a teacher before being detained amid security jitters ahead of the Sochi Winter Olympic Games.Witnesses said the suspect -- described as a 'straight-A' pupil named Sergei Gordeyev -- charged into the school wielding two rifles and ordered a security guard to lead him to a specific classroom in the two-story building on the northern outskirts of Moscow.The Russian interior ministry said the hostage-taker had been detained during a police raid on the school and that all the students were now safe and unharmed.Many of the foreign visitors arriving for the Games will enter Russia through Moscow before travelling on to Sochi.Moscow mayor Sergei Sobyanin said that extra security measures would immediately be taken across all schools in the city of 11.5 million people.
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