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St. Mark’s Square shooting: Man suspected of wounding police officer commits suicide

ZAGREB, Oct 12 (Hina) – Following a shooting in Zagreb’s St. Mark’s Square on Monday morning, in which a police officer working as a personal protection officer for the government was wounded, police have said that they have found the man matching the description of the perpetrator and that he has committed suicide.

“The police have found the person who matches the description of the perpetrator in Jabukovac Street. The person has committed suicide. Police are working on establishing the circumstances of the event,” police said.

Police spokeswoman Marina Mandic confirmed to Hina earlier in the day that the police officer was wounded around 8 a.m. and that he was being given medical help.

Police cordon off St. Mark’s Square after the shooting (Photo: Crodiaspora)

The head of the city’s Sisters of Charity Hospital, Mario Zovak, where the police officer was taken, said the officer had been shot in the left arm and both sides of his torso but that for the time being, his condition was stable.

Sources in the government have said that the police officer works as a personal protection officer for government members and that at the time of the incident the prime minister was not in the government offices.

St. Mark’s Square is where the parliament and government buildings as well as the Constitutional Court are located.

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