One dead in knife attack at Slovak school; attacker also dead

PRAGUE (AP) — A man with a knife attacked a school in Slovakia yesterday, killing one person and wounding at least five before he was killed by police, authorities said.

The attack took place at the United School in the town of Vrutky in northwestern Slovakia yesterday morning. The establishment operates for children from elementary age up to high school. The victim was the deputy director of the high school, authorities said.

The attacker was identified as a 22-year-old man from the nearby town of Martin.

The Slovak rescue service said three adults and two students were treated in a hospital in Martin but didn’t immediately reveal more details.

Police officers at the scene of the crime in Vrutky, Slovakia. PHOTO: AP