Updated 11. 3. 2021 21:59
A 50-year-old man shot himself in front of the Ministry of Health in Prague tonight. This follows from the statements of Eva Kropáčová, a spokeswoman for the Prague police, Jana Poštová, a Prague ambulance service, and footage from the scene. Kropáčová did not want to comment on the motive for suicide.
The man was lying according to a shot posted on the server Blesk.cz at the entrance to the ministry building on Palackého náměstí.
Prague – Police are currently intervening in Palackého náměstí, where a man without signs of life was found. On the basis of the initial investigation, it cannot be ruled out that this is suicide. #policiepha
– Police of the Czech Republic (@PolicieCZ) March 11, 2021
“We found a 50-year-old man with a gunshot wound, unfortunately incompatible with his life. So we are already helping him on the spot,” Poštová told ČTK. Therefore, according to her, the coroner went to the place.
The police received a notice of finding a man without signs of life around 19:15, Kropáčová said. “On-site criminal investigators conducted an investigation to find that the man had committed suicide by shooting,” she said.
According to her, the police found a firearm that will be further examined. “With regard to the family, we do not provide this information,” Kropáčová answered when asked if the police know the motive for the suicide.