Posted: Mar 5, 2013 11:17 AM by Associated Press
Updated: Mar 5, 2013 11:25 AM
MOSCOW (AP) - Russian police say they have detained three men, including a star dancer, in the January acid attack on the artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet.
Sergei Filin was left with severe burns to his eyes and face when an unidentified attacker threw a jar of sulfuric acid in his face as he was returning home late on Jan. 17. The 42-year-old former dancer is now undergoing treatment in Germany.
Interior Ministry spokesman Anatoly Lastovetsky said Bolshoi soloist Pavel Dmitrichenko was among those arrested on Tuesday.
The two others are the suspected perpetrator of the attack and the man suspected of driving him to and from the scene.
It was not immediately clear what role the dancer is suspected of playing in the attack.
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