A carer and a little girl have been seriously injured in a bloody attack at a primary school in Esslingen, Germany. The perpetrator had attacked the woman and the seven-year-old child with a knife at the start of the holiday shelter on Friday morning and then fled. Even hours after the violence, there was no trace of the unknown, a police spokesman said. Several suspects were checked.
“The woman and the girl are seriously injured and are in a clinic,” said the police spokesperson. But their lives were not in danger. The 61-year-old and the child stayed at the closed school as part of the holiday care. “The background and course of the fight are not yet known,” said the police.
Relationship with perpetrator not yet known
It is also unclear how the woman and the child and the perpetrator relate to each other. Witnesses described the suspect as a 30- to 35-year-old man.
Children are currently being looked after at school during the Whitsun holidays in Baden-Württemberg. However, it is not yet known whether the two victims were attacked inside or outside school and whether they belonged to the holiday shelter, the police spokesperson said. After the crime, the school was cordoned off and police officers searched the building.
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