An 18-year-old attacker armed with a samurai-style sword stormed a nursery in Brazil on Tuesday and killed three children and two staff members, native police stated, leaving the small southern metropolis in shock.
The attacker then pointed his gun at himself and lower his neck, stomach and torso, authorities in Saudades, a city of 10,000 in the state of Santa Catarina, stated.
“He was taken to hospital in critical condition,” police stated in a assertion.
Authorities didn’t point out a motive for the ugly assault and stated the attacker had no felony document.
“When the firefighters arrived at the nursery, they saw an extremely brutal scene. There were already dead children, also an employee,” emergency employee Leonardo Ecco informed reporters.
Employee Aline Biazebetti, who was at her residence close to the nursery, described the horror of realizing what was occurring inside.
“I heard screams, screams for help. I said to my father: ‘Something is happening in the nursery.’ I went out and saw my colleagues asking for help: ‘Please call the police, an armed guy came in and he’s killing the children,’ ”stated Biazebetti, 27.
“I managed to call the police. They left with an injured child, so my father took the car and we took him to the hospital.”
The ages of the children weren’t released. Local media reported that the middle was for children aged six months to two years.
A fourth baby suffered minor accidents, Police Chief Jerónimo Marcal Ferreira informed reporters exterior the nursery, the place police and emergency employees had cordoned off the realm.
A policeman described the attacker’s weapon as “samurai style” and confirmed it to the press: a lengthy knife or a quick sword wrapped in yellow plastic and sealed in an proof bag.
Governor Daniela Reinehr declared three days of mourning throughout the state.
The final lethal college assault in Brazil was in March 2019, when two former college students shot useless eight individuals earlier than committing suicide at a secondary college in the southeastern metropolis of Suzano, close to Sao Paulo.
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