MALMO, SWEDEN (AFP) – Two girls died after being stabbed at a excessive school in southern Sweden on Monday (March 21), police stated, including that an 18-year-old student had been arrested.
The two girls, each in their 50s, “were employees of the school”, the police stated in a press release following the assault at Malmo Latinskola, a secondary school in the centre of Malmo, the nation’s third largest metropolis.
Local media stated the alleged attacker referred to as the emergency quantity to say the place he was and that he had put down his weapon and admitted to having killed two individuals.
He was armed with a knife and an axe, in line with a number of Swedish media.
The suspect was arrested with out problem shortly after the arrival of the primary patrol, in line with the police account.
Earlier in the night, police had initially reported two injured among the many round 50 individuals in the school on the time of the incident.
The two victims “were taken to the hospital but their lives could not be saved”, the authorities stated.
Police have been alerted round 5.15pm (12.15am Tuesday Singapore time) and a primary patrol was capable of enter the school.
Footage reveals closely outfitted and armed police inspecting the inside of the constructing.
The school remained cordoned off with police tape a number of hours later, and quite a few police automobiles and ambulances have been nonetheless on the scene.
After preliminary studies of screaming in the school, “we have had more information that pointed to a serious crime being committed and that violence was occurring in the school,” police spokesman Nils Norling instructed AFP.
“The first police patrol on site was able to arrive at the school and arrest a male suspect. They were also able to see that there were two injured people inside the school,” he stated, talking in entrance of the constructing.
No motive has been established to this point.
After extensively inspecting the scene and interviewing witnesses, the authorities are satisfied the suspect acted alone.
“A lot of work remains ahead of us to understand what happened and the motivation behind this appalling act,” stated Ms Asa Nilsson, one of many heads of the investigation.
In January, a 16-year-old boy was arrested after wounding a student and a instructor in the city of Kristianstad, additionally in southern Sweden,
The case had been linked to an identical assault in August in the city of Eslov, round 50km away, when a student attacked a 45-year-old school employee.
No hyperlink has been established at this stage with the Malmo incident.
In October 2015, three individuals have been killed in a racially-motivated assault at a school in the western city of Trollhattan by an assailant later killed by police.