A drink-driver in Russia stabbed a police officer to death and badly injured another after bursting into a violent rage in the back of their patrol car.
The horrific video footage was captured on a camera inside of the car in the village of Kharlovo in Russia’s Altai Krai region.
The 38-year-old suspect is seated in the back of the car having handed over his papers during a routine traffic stop, when he suddenly pulls out a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabs the policeman sitting on the right of the video.
The fatally injured officer, 34-year-old Aleksandr Lyamkin, struggles desperately to fend off his attacker while trying to open the car door. The attacker then turns the weapon onto his colleague, who was also seriously wounded.
As Lymakin collapses outside, his colleague rushes to the rear of the car and holds the door shut as the knifeman tries to get out before finally giving up.
The 38-year-old, who was drunk, was arrested by backup officers and now faces between 12 and 25 years in prison after being charged over the attack.
Police spokeswoman Ludmila Ryazantseva said:
The investigation is ongoing but this is a tragic day for all police officers. The dead officer was married with a wife and two children, an 11-year-old son and a five-year-old daughter.
The second officer was taken to hospital with serious injuries, but is expected to survive.