An axe-wielding maniac was on the loose in the historical town of Banska Stiavnica this evening, 21 December. A young man ran into a hairdressers and attacked a woman with an axe.
Reports on news portal noviny.sk say he struck the woman several times with the axe in the head. She was eventually rushed to hospital in nearby Banska Bystrica, but is in a serious condition and is being operated on at the moment.
The police soon caught the attacker, who admitted the attack on the woman and an earlier attack on his cousin, apparently over some family disputes.