A school and a nursery in Aberfan, in south Wales, were confined this Tuesday by law enforcement forces after a “serious attack” in this town, in which at least one person has already been hospitalized, the Police reported.
As they point out through their Twitter account, South Wales Police say they received a call shortly before 9.10am reporting that a 29-year-old woman had been stabbed on Moy Road, in Aberfan. “The suspect left the scene immediately after the incident and investigations are continuing to find him.”
As a precautionary measure, the closure of these educational centers was recommended, while people have been asked to avoid going to that Welsh town due to the incident, the nature of which is still unknown, the source added.
A person, whose identity has not been provided, was admitted to the University Hospital of Wales in the capital, Cardiff, according to law enforcement.
“Emergency services are responding to a serious attack which took place on Moy Road, Aberfan, shortly before 9.10 GMT this morning. There are armed officers in the area and we ask that people avoid the area so we can deal with this incident effectively,” a South Wales Police spokesperson said.
A spokesperson for the Welsh Ambulance Service said an air ambulance was sent to the area, after which a patient was transported to the University Hospital of Wales.
The closed educational centers are the Greenfield school, dedicated to serving children with special needs, and the Trinity Childcare & Family Center.
Greenfield Principal Rhiannon Stephens Davies told parents that “as a precautionary measure, we will keep students safe inside the building and that all perimeter doors are closed.”