Man stabs wife before killing himself in Rhodes

Man stabs wife before killing himself in Rhodes

A man stabbed his wife before turning a gun on himself in the early hours of Thursday, on the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes, police said.

Police say the couple was arguing when the husband, 31, grabbed a knife and stabbed his 33-year-old wife twice, in front of their child. The man is said to have attacked the victim a second time after an ambulance was called to the house in the village of Damatria.

After police officers arrived at the scene, the man fatally shot himself with a rifle while he was barricaded inside the apartment, shortly after 2.30 a.m.

The woman is being treated in hospital where she was said to be in a stable condition.

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