Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

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
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

EMA will go to Amsterdam, not Bratislava

The Slovak capital finished fourth in first round of vote for the seat of the prestigious European Medicines Agency

EMA will move from London due to Brexit. It will go to Amsterdam.

They reported corruption at the Foreign Ministry. Now they receive an award

The tenth year of the White Crow award, celebrating young people and activists who break prejudices and go against the tide.

White Crow award laureates

Unemployment rate in Slovakia went down in October

Labour market experts call for more attention to be paid to lack of qualified labour

Vacancies are estimated at more than 100,000.

Blog: Slovakia’s time to shine is now

People may be able to recognise Slovakia’s neighbouring countries through associations with food, drinks, beautiful cities or well-known political events. But Slovakia remains very much "hidden".

Bratislava Castle