Man kills four with machete in Hungarian village

2012-04-07 10:09

Hungarian anti-terrorism police (TEK) on Friday captured a 24-year-old man who is suspected of murdering four family members and injuring three others using a machete in a village south of Budapest.


The police unit captured the man, Csanad Jutas Horvath, within a few hours of the killing spree in the village of Kulcs in Fejer county, around 70 km south of Budapest, which left his father, two grandparents and brother dead and his mother, sister and another relative seriously injured, one of them critically.


Three ambulance vans and an ambulance helicopter were dispatched to the scene of the killings, Pal Gyorfi, spokesman of the national ambulance service, told MTI. A critically wounded woman, the mother of the suspected killer, was transported by helicopter to Budapest's State Health Centre, while the others were taken to local hospitals.


Police found the suspect, who himself was gravely injured, hiding in bushes not far from the scene of the slaughter, Janos Hajdu, the TEK's head, told journalists. The man, who was in possession of several knives which had been used, did not resist arrest, he added.


Police are investigating the brutal incident but have not offered an explanation for the suspect's motive.



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