UPDATE: One dead, five wounded in Swedish school sword attack


The NAL hospital in Trollhattan, Sweden, where patients were taken to after being wounded in a sword attack at a local school on 22 October 2015.

STOCKHOLM, Sweden - One person has died after a masked man armed with a sword attacked people at a primary and middle school in Trollhattan in southwestern Sweden, hospital officials said.

"I can confirm that one person has died. I can&39;t say anything about who the person is," a spokeswoman at the Trollhattan hospital, Lotta Abrahamsson, told AFP. Police earlier said an adult and four children were injured.

The suspect was later shot, police said. His condition was unclear. The incident occurred at the Kronan school in Trollhattan, an industrial town of around 50,000 inhabitants north of Gothenburg.

Police responded to an emergency call saying a masked man equipped with a sword was on the premises and that a person had been attacked at or near the school cafeteria, police said.

"Shortly after this we received information that the assailant had been shot by police and that his condition was not known," the police said on its website.

The police dispatch was also informed a further four students had been injured by the assailant.

"We have received one person ... very seriously injured." said Niklas Claesson, head of communication at NAL hospital in Trollhattan.