PRAGUE (AFP) – An apparently unstable armed man burst into a restaurant in an eastern Czech town on Tuesday, killing eight people before reportedly committing suicide, police and local officials said.
Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said eight people had been killed in the rampage at the “Friendship” restaurant in the town of Uhersky Brod and that the gunman was also dead.
There was no indication it was a terrorist act, although nerves are running high in Europe after the deadly attacks in Paris and Copenhagen.
Chovanec said the gunman had died, without giving further information, while the local mayor Patrik Kuncar said he had committed suicide.
The mayor described the gunman as a resident of the town aged in his 60s, saying he had possible mental health issues.