Slovakia’s Prime Minister Robert Fico shot and gravely injured | EUROtoday

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Slovakia’s prime minister, Robert Fico, was in “life-threatening” situation after being shot on Wednesday, in response to his authorities.

A press release posted to Fico’s Facebook web page stated he was being transported to a hospital by helicopter and that the “next few hours” could be decisive.

The incident passed off within the city of central city of Handlova, the place the prime minister had attended a authorities assembly on the Palace of Culture. News video confirmed him striding along with his entourage towards members of the general public who have been standing exterior. He was shaking fingers with individuals, reaching throughout a chest-high metallic barrier, when a person in a light-colored button-down shirt seems to start out capturing at shut vary. The attacker will be heard firing 5 pictures earlier than being tackled by safety officers in darkish fits.