Two Women Killed in Swedish School Attack

Two women died after an attack at a secondary school in the southern Swedish city of Malmö on March 21 as police arrested the suspected attacker.

Police confirmed that two school staff members in their 50s died of injuries after being “subjected to violence” at Malmö Latin School, a large secondary school in Sweden’s third largest city.

The victims “were taken to the hospital but their lives could not be saved,” authorities said.

Police arrested an 18-year-old student on suspicion of murder.

The suspect was armed with a knife and an axe, several Swedish media outlets reported.

Local media also reported that the alleged attacker called the emergency number and admitted to having killed two people.

The incident occurred shortly after 5 p.m. local time when most students had already gone home.

Around 50 people, including students and teachers, remained at the school when the attack took place.

Police said there were no reports of gunfire and found “no indication” of any more attackers after evacuating the school and searching its grounds.

No motive has been established.

“A lot of work remains ahead of us to understand what happened and the motivation behind this appalling act,” Asa Nilsson, one of the heads of the investigation, said, according to AFP News.

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