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ICE HOCKEY: Bratislavan stabbed in ice hockey fan zone

A man aged 18 was stabbed in both legs during the Slovakia-Russia match in the Ice Hockey World Championship on Tuesday, May 3. The incident took place at about 22:30 in the Fun Zone at Tyršovo Embankment on the Petržalka side of the Danube River. Around 900 people were in the tent watching the game at the time.

A man aged 18 was stabbed in both legs during the Slovakia-Russia match in the Ice Hockey World Championship on Tuesday, May 3. The incident took place at about 22:30 in the Fun Zone at Tyršovo Embankment on the Petržalka side of the Danube River. Around 900 people were in the tent watching the game at the time.

A spokesperson for the University Hospital, Zuzana Čižmáriková, told the Sme daily that the wounds were not serious. “The injuries were treated, he got antibiotics and was released from hospital,” she said.

Bratislava Regional Police spokesman František Peczár told Sme that the police started a major investigation and within an hour of the incident officers arrested two men in Eisnerova Street. They were about the same age as the injured man; one of them was carrying a clasp knife. The knife was taken for examination to determine if it was used in the attack. The detainees’ clothes exactly matched the description of the attackers provided by eye witnesses. “The suspects were drunk, the attacked man was not,” Peczár said. The incident occurred despite a security company checking every person entering the tent. Security measures have since been tightened further, Róbert Šaradin of the Sharkam security company told Sme.

Source: Sme

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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