Knazko Testifies at Police Station on Shooting Burglar in Own House

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Former politician and actor Milan Knazko (photo by TASR)

Bratislava, January 12 (TASR) – Former politician and actor Milan Knazko testified at a police station on Thursday in connection with shooting a burglar who broke into his house in the small hours of Wednesday morning, TASR learnt on the same day.

“He [Knazko] testified as a witnesses and victim. The police are taking constant action,” TASR was told by Knazko’s lawyer Peter Vacok.

According to several experts in criminal law, article 26 of the Criminal Code should apply to Knazko. It states that “the use of a weapon in line with the law is not a crime. Using a weapon in accordance with the law means using it against another person in one’s own home to protect life, health or property if the person enters the house unlawfully or remains there without authorisation.”

Website Cas.sk was first to report that Knazko resisted the burglar and even shot him with a handgun.

Jozef Minar of the Emergency Health Service Operational Centre told TASR that paramedics were despatched to Havlickova Street in Bratislava at 1:34 a.m. at the request of the police. “The police informed us that they had apprehended the perpetrator with a gunshot wound in his thigh. We treated the 49-year-old man and took him to hospital,” said Minar.

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