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Slovakia school Assault: Knifeman kills one, injures five before being shot dead by police

A man armed with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia on Thursday, killing one man and wounding at least five before he had been murdered by authorities, the police said.

It occurred in the town of Vrutky from the north of the nation about 180 kilometers from Bratislava, in the United School that takes kids from kindergarten through to high school.

The sufferer was the high school’s deputy manager, as stated by the government. Three adults and 2 children were treated at a hospital at Martin, the Slovak rescue agency said, without providing more information.

The offender was identified as a 22-year-old guy in the local city of Martin, who’s thought to have been a former student at the college. He had been shot dead by authorities about 200 meters in the faculty.

“He broke the glass door to input, employees tried to prevent him and he had a knife he had brought with him,” the head of Slovakia’s police force Milan Lucansky stated on Facebook.

“He inflicted a deadly wound to the deputy manager and injured a caretaker, then penetrated the inside of the building where he severely injured a female educator, then two kids who he stabbed a few times,” he went on.

“He then attempted to escape while the caretaker conducted to grab him. A police officer took up the chase but he attempted to shield himself using the knife so that they (the authorities ) used their weapons and killed him”

Slovak President Zuzana Caputova stated she felt great sorrow and offered her condolences to the relatives of their victims and support for people who were injured, teachers and authorities.

The interior ministry went into the scene while Prime Minister Igor Matovic broke away by a meeting at the Czech Republic to maneuver “sincere condolences” to the victim’s family.

“Regrettably, there are mad people living people and we are unable to prevent this kind of circumstance,” Matovic said.