June 18, 2018 / 12:27 PM / 9 months ago

British citizen detained in Russia after incident on World Cup train - embassy

Giant letters of the logo of the 2018 FIFA World Cup is seen at the Victory park in Volgograd, Russia September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stringer

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The British Embassy in Moscow said on Monday that a British citizen had been detained in Russia after an incident on a train travelling to the Russian city of Volgograd for the World Cup, Interfax news agency reported.

A source with knowledge of the matter previously told Reuters two British men were removed from the train.

The first British man got into an altercation with a police officer on board the train and was detained, the source said. The second man hurt his hand and has been discharged from hospital, according to the source.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Editing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber

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