“Good neighbor”, poet… What we know about the alleged shooter

“Good neighbor”, poet… What we know about the alleged shooter
“Good neighbor”, poet… What we know about the alleged shooter

Two days after the attack which seriously injured Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico, the investigation into the alleged shooter, Juraj Cintula, is progressing. Described as a helpful neighbor and a lover of poetry, although angry with the government, this 71-year-old former security agent was a priori campaigning against violence. The motivations for his action remain unknown for the moment.

His motivations still remain unknown. Described as a “good neighbor”, an amateur writer, or even an angry citizen, Juraj Cintula, the septuagenarian accused of having wanted to assassinate the Slovak Prime Minister, Robert Fico, presents multiple faces, none of which really fits with the radicalism of his gesture.

In front of a block of buildings in Levice, a medium-sized town in central Slovakia, passers-by take a quick look at the 7th floor.

The alleged shooter identified by Slovak media as Juraj Cintula has lived for around forty years in one of these apartments overlooking a main avenue, says a neighbor. Indicted for having shot the head of government on May 15, still in serious condition, 80 km away, “he must have been driven mad”, says Ludovit Mile about this attack which stunned the country.

Former retired security guard

Aged 71, he is “a friendly, helpful neighbor” whom he has known since 1983 and to whom he spoke again on Monday, he said.

With AFP

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