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Latvian stabs fellow bus passenger in Estonia

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A mentally unstable Latvian citizen on Wednesday evening seriously injured a fellow passenger with a knife on a Tallinn-Vilnius bus.

The police got a call at 11 p.m. notifying about the attack. It turned out that a 53-year-old Latvian citizen stabbed a fellow bus passenger, a 44-year-old Estonian, with a knife on the Tallinn-Parnu-Ikla road.

A spokesperson for the West district prosecutor's office said that police detained the stabber and the person was taken to a medical establishment for examination. At the same time the injured person was taken to hospital.

The police have opened a criminal investigation under the Penal Code provision dealing with causing serious physical harm and if found guily the Latvian could face up to 12 years in prison.

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