News site: Forty-two year-old schizophrenic man shot and killed after attacking police

A 42-year-old man with a history of schizophrenia was shot and killed at his father’s home in Otrokovice, South Moravia, on Thursday after police responded to a neighbour’s call about possible violence. According to idnes, a police patrol responded at around 7 pm getting the parent out of the apartment before the son, who suffered from heavy schizophrenia, barricaded himself inside one of the rooms. When the police entered, the man attacked them with an axe. He was shot at close range; an attempt to resuscitate him proved futile. After the incident, both the police and the man’s father had to receive trauma counselling. The General Inspection of the Security Services is investigating the tragedy.

Author: Jan Velinger