On Friday morning, around 11 a.m., a defendant attacked a secretary with a knife in Athens Court on Evelpidon street.
The perpetrator is a man of Iraqi origin. He was accused for involvement in a drug case and after his apology he was released under restrictive conditions.
The attack took place in the office of the 28th investigative judge, when the secretary was giving the defendant the necessary documents for his release.
The wounded woman was immediately transferred in Evaggelismos hospital. According to the doctors she is injured in the head and shoulder but her health isn’t at risk.
The Iraqi man, was arrested by the police and is now being interrogated.
Despite assurances from the authorities, it appears that no significant changes to court security have been implemented. A similar attack took place last year when the defendant in a murder trial was shot and killed by his victim’s mother.
Lambros Handrinos, the president of the Federation of Judicial Employees, said that the atmosphere in such places is tensed as people have to deal with difficult situations. “The conditions are not normal” he added.
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