First picture of St Petersburg metro ‘terrorist’ who left briefcase filled with explosives

This is the first picture of a man suspected of being behind the devastating bomb blast on the St Petersburg metro today, according to Russian media outlets.

The bearded man was captured on CCTV footage after reports he allegedly left a suitcase filled with explosives on a metro train.

The blast -which happened between the stations of the Institute of Technology and Sennaya Ploshchad – left at least nine people dead and 20 injured.

Horrific images from the scene show bloodied commuters lay on a platform.

Eyewitnesses say an explosion suddenly took place leaving commuters covered in blood.

It is thought the explosion was caused by a bomb filled with shrapnel.

This is the clearest image yet of the man wanted in connection with the St Petersberg bombing, according to Russian media (Photo: Twitter)
This is the man suspected of being behind the bomb blast on a metro train in St Petersburg today(Photo: Twitter)

Russian President Vladimir Putin was in the city holding a meeting with the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

Source – www.mirror.co.uk