At least three children have been injured and taken to hospital after a stabbing outside a school in central Dublin. The police of the Irish capital communicated this according to which it was a “serious accident”. According to an initial reconstruction by the local media, a man attacked several people. In all, according to the Irish public broadcaster Rte, five people were injured, in addition to the three children, also two adults, a woman and a man.
The latter would be the same attacker, who was also hospitalized. He first attacked the woman and then the three children: the local police intend to question him as soon as he can. The police have ruled out a terrorist motive and believe that it was an isolated and independent incident. It remains to be established whether it was a madman’s fit or an attack inspired by personal motivations.
Among the injured, two are in serious condition, the woman and a little girl. Police and emergency services were called to a serious incident in Parnell Square East, Dublin city centre, just before 2pm local time. The area is cordoned off by officers while they are trying to reconstruct what happened. Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee said she was “deeply shocked by the appalling attack on three innocent children and a woman”.