At least two people were injured, one seriously, after a knife attack in a school in southern Sweden

At least two people were injured after a knife attack on Monday in a secondary school in Kristianstad, southern Sweden, one of them seriously.

Police have reported the arrest of a teenager who, according to a witness interviewed by the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, broke into class using a loudspeaker and a mask.

The youngest of the victims, 16 years old, was seriously injured while the other victim, a 55-year-old teacher, suffered superficial cuts, Swedish local authorities reported.

At least two people were injured, one seriously, after a knife attack in a school in southern Sweden
At least two people were injured, one seriously, after a knife attack in a school in southern Sweden

Police spokesman Filip Annas said they managed to arrest the young man seven minutes after receiving the first warning. “We cordoned off the crime scene to begin the investigation. We will speak to the witnesses and the suspect to get an idea of ​​what happened, ”he said.

The young man, who has already been accused of two attempts at murder, would have burst into one of the classes wearing a black surgical mask and a loudspeaker with loud music. “At first we thought it was a joke,” but “then he went to the teacher and started attacking him,” says one witness.

Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson responded to the attack through her Facebook profile, where she has shown her “anger” and “dismay” at what happened while emphasizing her support for the victims and the authorities, police and doctors who are on the ground.

“My thoughts are with those affected and their families, but also with the students and school staff. The circumstances are not yet clear, but for me and the entire government there is no doubt that Swedish schools need to be a safe place for everyone, ”wrote.

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