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    Swedish Police Shoot Man Who Attacked School With Sword, Five Injured

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    Death toll of the Swedish school attack rises to two, according to local media.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Swedish police shot a man who attacked a school with a sword in a town in western Sweden, the Goteborgs Posten newspaper reported Thursday.

    The suspect was shot by police and is in a serious condition.

    Two of the five people injured after a man attacked a school with a sword in western Sweden have died, according to the Dagens Nyheter newspaper.

    Earlier in the day, the perpetrator, wearing a mask, attacked the school with a sword. An adult and four children were injured, according to local media. Some media outlets claim that the suspect was wielding a knife, not a sword.

    A neighboring school was on alert amid the situation, and students were held inside. 


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