Boy, 11, stabbed on Crete [Update]

Police officers were questioning on Wednesday a 20-year-old Dutch national hotel employee in connection to the stabbing of a 11-year-old boy in Iraklio, Crete. According to early reports the boy was in critical condition after being stabbed several times in the back.

The victim’s laptop and mobile phone were found in the suspect’s possession.

According to local media reports, the boy is of Russian descent and was vacationing on the southern Greek island with his family. He was found near the hotel he was staying with his parents after the latter reported him missing.

Initially transferred to a local hospital for treatment, the boy was subsequently airlifted to an Athens health facility.

The 20-year-old suspect was a member of the hotel’s animation team for children.