March 6th, 2013
01:41 AM ET

Police: Bolshoi dancer behind director attack

The person who ordered the acid attack that disfigured the artistic director of Russia's illustrious Bolshoi Ballet is a leading dancer with the troupe, Pavel Dmitrichenko, Russian police said Wednesday.

The director, Sergei Filin, was coming home around midnight January 17 when an masked attacker flung concentrated acid at him on a Moscow street, the state-run news agency RIA Novosti reported.

Police detained three people in connection with the attack, and said that all of them have confessed.

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