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Police arrested a suspect in the arson of the chapel in the Altai mountains

Police detained a suspect in the arson of the chapel of the Archangel Michael, erected in memory of the victims in the Altai mountains, the climbers and the rescuers, told reporters the official representative of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Russia Irina Wolf.

The chapel at the foot of mount Belukha in the Altai region, erected in memory of the victims in the Altai mountains the rescuers, mountaineers and tourists, was completely destroyed, the cause of the fire are established, reported on June 14 Gornoaltayskoe diocese.

According to the interior Ministry, investigators have determined that arson may be involved in the citizen of one of neighboring countries, whom the local people was seen near the scene a few days before the fire.

The investigator opened a case under article 167 of the criminal code ("Intentional destruction or damage of property"), the question of the measure of restraint.