Update 2019-12-19 (2): According to latest reports, the perpetrator was shot and killed by security forces. The assailant had barricaded himself in an adjacent building. The motive for the attack is still unclear.
Update 2019-12-19 (1): According to the latest reports, there was a firefight near an FSB building. Three people were reported killed. The area was cordoned off.
AFP, The Moscow Times, Reuters
2019-12-19: On Thursday (19 December), a person opened fire in the center of Moscow. According to media reports one person was injured. Details are not yet known.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Armed clashes are possible during arrests of suspects. Travellers are advised to exercise high caution, to strictly avoid operations of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.