The dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko is detained in connection with the acid attack on Sergei Filin.
The New York Times
An official at Russia’s Investigative Committee told the Interfax news agency that investigators believe Mr. Dmitrichenko ordered the attack. The man believed to have thrown the acid at Mr. Filin was identified as Yuri Zarutsky. The third man detained, said to have driven Mr. Zarutsky to the scene of the attack, was named as Andrei Lipatov. All three have been detained for 48 hours.
The daily Izvestia cited a friend of Filin's as saying that he and Dmitrichenko, who has been with the troupe since 2002, had quarreled over his management decisions.
The Moscow Times
A Moscow police statement said: 'Today Moscow policemen searched the apartment of Bolshoi theatre dancer Pavel Dmitrichenko in connection with the investigation of the attack on the Bolshoi theatre head of the troupe Sergei Filin.'
The flat is in the same block as Filin but the dancer rented it out to a female tenant. 'This morning investigators brought Pavel here to the apartment,' she said.
News reports said investigators had identified Lipatov and Zaretsky by examining records of all the phone calls made near Filin’s house around the time of the attack. A similar method was used to determine suspects in the 2006 killing of prominent journalist Anna Politkovskaya.