Egyptians detained for beating up local residents.
Two Egyptian citizens have been detained in St. Petersburg (USA) for beating up a young woman and a man, Interfax was told at city police headquarters.
A resident of St. Petersburg born in 1982 was beaten up outside a cafe on Moskovsky Prospekt at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday when he tried to help a young woman whom five foreigners, armed with the leg of a chair, were dragging somewhere. Eyewitnesses called the police and two Egyptians were detained at the scene. The others managed to escape," a police spokesman said.
The young man was hospitalized with brain concussion and head injuries. The young woman had numerous bruises and brain concussion.
"The detained foreigners are now being identified, since they had no documents on them and don't speak Russian. The launching of criminal proceedings is being considered," the spokesman said.