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Teacher injured in Trollhättan school attack dies

Published fredag 4 december 2015 kl 10.32
"He was able to cooperate for a short while."
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Photo: Adam Ihse / TT
The flag at half mast outside city hall in Trollhättan, after the school stabbings. Photo: Adam Ihse / TT

The 42-year-old teacher who was seriously injured during the attack against the Kronan school in Trollhättan on October 22 has died in hospital.

The man had been conscious for a few days, which had been interpreted as a sign of recovery. He was even interrogated for the first time by the police on Wednesday at the Näl hospital in Trollhättan.

"He was able to cooperate for a short while and could tell us his version of what had happened," police commissioner Thord Haraldsson tells Swedish Radio's local channel Väst.

Haraldsson explains that the teacher confirmed what other witnesses have said about the attack.

The teacher is the third victim of the attack, perpetrated by 21-year-old Anton Lundin Pettersson. Lundin Pettersson used a sword and had "racist motives" according to the police. The other two victims were a teaching assistant and a male student.

The attacker died later of the gunshot wounds he received during his apprehension.

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