A half-naked man was apprehended by police for making an attempt to nail his genitals to the pavement on Moscow’s iconic Red Square, Russian media retailers have reported, in what seems to be a repeat of a infamous 2013 show.
Emergency providers have been referred to as to the scene late on Monday night time, regulation enforcement informed RIA Novosti. Officers detained the 24-year-old and he has since reportedly been referred for a psychological evaluation.
According to the supply, when police approached him, they noticed that he was armed with a hammer and screws.
The suspect had allegedly traveled some 20 kilometers (12 miles) from his city of Dolgoprudny, obtained undressed, and supposed to nail his reproductive organs to the paving stones. However, happily, authorities intervened earlier than he was in a position to end the act.
When questioned about his motives, the detainee stated he had carried out a mysterious ritual at home and obtained directions to hold out the duty from spirits, who ordered him to go to the Kremlin and nail his genitals to the bottom.
A report for petty hooliganism was drawn up towards the person, and he might resist 15 days behind bars.
The weird try, nevertheless, is surprisingly not distinctive. In 2013, Petr Pavlensky, an artist hailing from St. Petersburg, nailed his scrotum to Red Square, simply meters away from the marble tomb of Communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin.
Pavlensky, a extremely controversial determine in Russia, has staged a number of ballsy stunts, together with wrapping his half-naked physique in barbed wire and stitching his lips shut in protest towards authorities insurance policies. The artist was additionally detained after setting fireplace to a door of the nation’s safety service headquarters.