26 October 2020,   14:11
1 dead in knife attack at Slovak school, attacker also dead

A man with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia, killing one person and wounding at least five before he was killed by police.

The attack took place at the United School in the town of Vrutky in northwestern Slovakia on Thursday morning. The establishment operates for children from elementary age up to high school. The dead victim was the deputy director of the high school, authorities said.

The attacker was identified as a 22-year-old man from the nearby town of Martin, a former student at the school.