Alexa
  • Directory of Taiwan

Fifth person hit on arm in Sweden's deadly school attack

Swedish police say fifth person was also hit, not stabbed, in deadly school attack

Fifth person hit on arm in Sweden's deadly school attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Swedish police say a 21-year-old man with racist motives who last week rampaged through a school in southern Sweden, stabbing four people, of whom two died, also hit a fifth person with the back of his sword.

Investigator Thord Haraldsson says the student, whom he didn't identify, got a bruise on the arm when pushed aside by Anton Lundin Pettersson, the masked, sword-wielding attacker who was fatally shot by police.

Haraldsson said Friday the student was hit when Lundin Pettersson deadly stabbed a 20-year-old teacher's assistant who tried to shield others. A 15-year-old student later was fatally stabbed.

The Oct. 22 attack was labeled as a racist hate crime with police saying Lundin Pettersson methodically selected dark-skinned victims at Trollhattan's Kronan school, where most students are foreign-born.


Updated : 2021-09-18 02:49 GMT+08:00