At least two people have been injured, one of them seriously, after being attacked with a knife on Monday in a secondary school in Kristianstad, in southern Sweden.
The Police have reported the arrest of a teenager, who would have broken into class wearing a loudspeaker and wearing a mask, according to one of the witnesses consulted by the Swedish newspaper ‘Dagens Nyheter’.
The youngest of the victims, 16 years old, has been seriously injured, while the other person attacked, a teacher in his 55s, has suffered superficial cuts, Swedish local authorities have reported.
Police spokesman Filip Annas said that they managed to arrest the young man seven minutes after receiving the first warning. “We have cordoned off the crime scene to begin the investigation. We will speak with witnesses and with the suspect to get an idea of what happened,” he explained.
The young man, already accused of two counts of attempted murder, would have burst into the middle of one of the classes wearing a black surgical mask and with a loudspeaker with music blaring. “At first we thought it was a joke,” but “then he went to the teacher and began to attack him,” says a witness.
The Prime Minister of Sweden, Magdalena Andersson, has reacted to the attack through her Facebook profile, from where she has shown her “anger” and “dismay” at what happened, while highlighting 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 must be a safe place for all “, has written.