A man dressed as Santa Claus was found dead after a work Christmas party.
The man had threatened two fellow party goers with a knife at the event in Yakutsk, the capital city of the Sakha Republic in Russia, UPI reported.
The man was subdued and taken outside and his feet and hands were tied with rope.
The man’s girlfriend reportedly tied her scarf around his mouth to stop him from yelling.
The girlfriend escorted the guests out of the property and it was when she returned to check on her boyfriend that she discovered he was dead, investigators said.
Investigators are still trying to establish a cause of death.