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Attacker of Russian radio host diagnosed with schizophrenia

Last Updated Jan 17, 2018 at 1:41 pm PST

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, Ekho Moskvy radio station journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer speaks to the Associated Press in Moscow, Russia. In a statement released Wednesday Jan. 17, 2018, from Ekho Moskvy, they say that doctors at Moscow's Serbsky hospital have diagnosed Boris Grits, the man who stabbed and seriously wounded journalist Tatyana Felgenhauer as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, FILE)

MOSCOW – A Russian radio station says the man who stabbed and seriously wounded one of its journalists has been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

Ekho Moskvy host and deputy editor-in-chief Tatyana Felgenhauer was stabbed in the neck at the station’s Moscow office on Oct. 23. The attacker, Boris Grits, has been in custody since then awaiting trial.

Ekho Moskvy reported Wednesday that doctors at Moscow’s Serbsky hospital diagnosed Grits, a dual citizen of Russia and Israel, as suffering from paranoid schizophrenia.

Felgenhauer said on the air that she trusts the doctors’ conclusion and expects authorities to keep Grits in isolation. She has undergone rehabilitation for her injuries.

Ekho Moskvy has been critical of Russian authorities and its programs often make figures in political and business circles angry. Some of its journalists have received threats.