Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico Shot, Suspect Arrested

Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico Shot, Suspect Arrested


The Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot during a public meeting in a mountainous central district of the country, a witness speaks of his head and chest having “bloody injuries”.

A gunman shot recently re-elected left-populist Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday afternoon in the central town of Handlova, in the mountainous Trenčín Region. Slovakian publication Denník N reports Fico was meeting members of the public at a local cultural centre when shots rang out. A witness is reported to have said: “When the shots rang out, they were deafening” and that she had seen Fico fall to the ground with “bloody injuries on his chest and head”.

An alleged gunman has been arrested.

UPDATE 1515 BST: Prime Minister Fico in Critical Condition

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