Slovakian prime minister shot in assassination attempt, rushed to hospital

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(NEW YORK) — Slovakian Prime Minister Robert Fico was shot in the abdomen in an assassination attempt in the town of Handlova on Wednesday, according to a government official.

Fico, 59, was raced to a hospital in Bratislava, the country’s capital, about 2 hours away, officials said.

A suspect was immediately swarmed and arrested at the scene.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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