Suspect Arrested in Russian Acid Attack

Artistic director of Bolshoi ballet attacked earlier this year


Police detained and questioned a suspect Tuesday in the acid attack that almost blinded Sergei Filin, the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, casting a shadow on Moscow's recently renovated iconic theater and exposing longtime bitter infighting among its dancers.

The suspect, whose house was searched, is believed to be one of two or more people who carried out the attack, police said.