Five injured after sword attack at Swedish school, suspect shot

By REUTERS
October 22, 2015 12:29

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

STOCKHOLM - One adult and four students were injured after being attacked by a masked man with a sword at a school in western Sweden, the police said in a statement on Thursday.

The suspect was later shot, police said. His condition was unclear. The incident occurred at the Kronan school in Trollhattan, an industrial town of around 50,000 inhabitants north of Gothenburg.

Police responded to an emergency call saying a masked man equipped with a sword was on the premises and that a person had been attacked at or near the school cafeteria, police said.

"Shortly after this we received information that the assailant had been shot by police and that his condition was not known," the police said on its website.

The police dispatch was also informed a further four students had been injured by the assailant.

"We have received one person ... very seriously injured." said Niklas Claesson, head of communication at NAL hospital in Trollhattan.




Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Breaking news
September 20, 2018
Dream comes true for S.Korea's Moon: Trekking Mt Paektu with Kim Jong Un

By REUTERS