BERLIN (AP) — A teenager armed with a knife wounded an eight-year-old boy at a school in eastern Germany on Wednesday and then set himself alight, police said.
Police were alerted to the incident in Bischofswerda, east of the city of Dresden, at about 9:45 a.m. (0745 GMT) and the school building was evacuated.
The boy was taken to a hospital by helicopter, according to the regional education ministry, and was in a stable condition. He had injuries to the head and neck, German news agency dpa reported.
The suspected assailant, a 16-year-old, was a former student. Police said that he set himself on fire after the knife attack, but the flames were extinguished and he was arrested. He was also taken to a hospital.