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The court will decide whether Juraj C., suspected of attacking the Prime Minister of Slovakia, should be arrested. There is also a hearing date

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The Slovak prosecutor's office submitted a request for the temporary arrest of Juraj C., suspected of the attack on Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico. The special court in Pezinek near Bratislava, which deals with the most serious crimes, will decide on Saturday. Juraj C.'s hearing is scheduled for May 18. He faces up to life in prison.

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister Slovakia Robert Fico stayed shot after a meeting of the Slovak government in the town of Handlova. 71-year-old writer Juraj C. from the Slovak town of Levice is suspected of the attack.

On Saturday, a special court in Pezinek near Bratislava, which deals with the most serious crimes, will decide on the temporary arrest of the person suspected of shooting and causing serious bodily injury to Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico.

The hearing is scheduled for May 18, said court spokeswoman Katarina Kudjakova. She added that the prosecutor submitted a request to detain a suspect suspected of attempted premeditated murder until the trial. He faces 25 years or life in prison.

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Read also: Prime Minister of Slovakia shot. Media: the perpetrator is a 71-year-old writer

The perpetrator of the attack on the Prime Minister was immediately arrestedRadovan Stoklasa / Reuters / Forum

Search of the apartment of the suspected perpetrator of the attack

Kudjakova said that the prosecutor justified the request for detention by saying that the accused could continue criminal activity or – while free – take advantage of the opportunity to escape.

See also: The latest information about Robert Fico's health condition

The media reported that in the morning the police transported Juraj C. from the detention center in Nitra to his apartment in order to conduct a search there in the presence of the suspect. A summer house where the man occasionally stayed was also searched. The search lasted several hours. According to the media, traces were secured and documents and a computer were taken away.

Main photo source: Radovan Stoklasa / Reuters / Forum



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