Wednesday, May 27, 2015   

(US school knifings) Attacker had ‘blank expression’
(04-10 09:45)

US high school student Nate Moore, 15, said he saw the suspect Alex Hribal, tackle and knife a freshman at his suburban Pittsburgh high school.
(Pictured, high schoolers comfort each other).
He said he was going to try to break it up when the boy got up and slashed Moore's face, opening a wound that required 11 stitches.
“It was really fast. It felt like he hit me with a wet rag because I felt the blood splash on my face. It spurted up on my forehead,'' Moore said.
The attacker “had the same expression on his face that he has every day, which was the freakiest part,'' he said. “He wasn't saying anything. He didn't have any anger on his face. It was just a blank expression.''
Assistant Principal Sam King finally tackled the boy and disarmed him, and a police officer who is regularly assigned to the school handcuffed him, police said.
King's son told The Associated Press that his father was treated at a hospital, though authorities said he was not knifed.
In addition to the 22 stabbed or slashed, two people suffered other injuries, authorities said. The security guard, who was wounded after intervening early in the melee, was not seriouisly hurt.
As for what set off the attack, Murrysville Police Chief Thomas Seefeld said investigators were looking into reports of a threatening phone call between the suspect and another student the night before.
The FBI joined the investigation and went to the boy's house, where authorities said they planned to confiscate and search his computer.
“They are a very, very nice family. A great family. We never saw anything out of the ordinary,'' said John Kukalis, a next-door neighbor for about 13 years.


   
Other World breaking news:
(Football graft) Investigators raid Fifa regional HQ (1 min ago)
India heatwave kills 1,000 (4 mins ago)
EU wants doors open for 40,000 asylum seekers (6 mins ago)
Britain to pursue EU reforms, referendum (9 mins ago)
Bangladesh to banish Rohingya refugees to island (15 mins ago)
Impoverished Bangladeshis fall for traffickers’ fantasy tales (19 mins ago)
(Football graft) The convicted (54 mins ago)
(Football graft) Seven Fifa officials in the net (1 hr 8 mins ago)
(Football graft) We are not done yet, US investigators warn Fifa, where kickbacks were a way of life (1 hr 17 mins ago)
EU says more than four espressos a day can harm health (1 hr 27 mins ago)

More breaking news >>

© 2015 The Standard, The Standard Newspapers Publishing Ltd.
Contact Us | About Us | Newsfeeds | Subscriptions | Print Ad. | Online Ad. | Street Pts

 


Home | Top News | Local | Business | China | ViewPoint | CityTalk | World | Sports | People | Central Station | Spree | Features

The Standard

Trademark and Copyright Notice: Copyright 2015, The Standard Newspaper Publishing Ltd., and its related entities. All rights reserved.  Use in whole or part of this site's content is prohibited.   Use of this Web site assumes acceptance of the
Terms of Use, Privacy Policy Statement and Copyright Policy.  Please also read our Ethics Statement.