The Police has revealed that a teacher died in a stabbing attack in an elementary school in central Slovakia on Thursday. They also added that officers responding to the incident killed the assailant.
Officers opened fire on the man, killing him around 200 metres (yards) from the school.
“He broke the glass door to get in, the staff tried to stop him and he used a knife he had brought with him,” Slovak police chief Milan Lucansky said on his official Facebook page.
“He dealt a lethal injury to a deputy principal and injured the caretaker, then he got inside the building where he caused a serious injury to a female teacher and then injured two kids with multiple stab wounds,” he said.
“He then tried to escape with the caretaker running after him. A policeman chased him, but he tried to defend himself with the knife so they used their guns and killed him.”
Police had no immediate comment about the motives of the attacker. The injured were taken to a hospital in the nearby city of Martin.
Prime Minister Igor Matovic conveyed his “sincere condolences” to the family of the victim. The interior minister was flying to the scene, Matovic told journalists on the sidelines of a meeting of central European leaders in the neighbouring Czech Republic.