In this handout photo released by Ekho Moskvy radio station shows journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer taking a rest after recovering in a hospital, during her first day back at the Ekho Moskvy (Echo of Moscow) radio station office in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. Tatyana Felgenhauer, a top host and deputy editor-in-chief at Ekho Moskvy, Russia's only independent news radio station, who was stabbed in the throat on Monday, Oct. 23 2017, back to the work. (Alexei Venediktov, Echo Moskby via AP)

Russian journalist says attacker was intent on killing her

November 08, 2017 - 9:12 am

MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian journalist who narrowly survived a stabbing attack last month says the attacker was intent on killing her.

Tatyana Felgenhauer, a top host and deputy editor-in-chief at Ekho Moskvy, was stabbed in the throat at the station's offices in central Moscow last month and spent hours in a medically induced coma.

The attack on Felgenhauer, the latest in a string of assaults on journalists and opposition activists in Moscow, sent shockwaves through Russia's journalist community.

Investigators identified the attacker as a 48-year-old man with Russian and Israeli citizenship. His testimony released by the police suggests that he might be mentally unstable.

Felgenhauer, who was recently discharged from a hospital, told The Associated Press on Wednesday she is "confident" that the man is sane, adding that he "struck with determination."

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