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Brno police searching for US citizen suspected of killing 4 Czech nationals

May 23, 2013, 13:44 UTC+3

The entire personnel of the city police are engaged in the operation

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PRAGUE, May 23 (Itar-Tass) - Brno police are conducting a search operation for a 20-year-old US citizen suspected of murdering four residents of the city on Wednesday night and setting the crime scene on fire, Brno police spokeswoman Petra Vedrova reported.

The real name of the suspected criminal is not disclosed, but it is known that he used the pseudonym Kevin Dahlgren in social networks.

According to Brno police, the American arrived in the Czech Republic from California, where he lived in Palo Alto. He does not speak Czech and earned his living in Brno giving private English lessons taking 200 Czech korunas for a 1-hour lesson (some USD 10).

The causes of the crime are not yet known. The scene in the city’s Ivanovice district is cordoned off by police. Forensic experts are working there. According to preliminary data, a teacher and her family members were killed.

Citizens who have seen the American have been advised to immediately call the police. They should not try to apprehend him because he is armed and dangerous, Petra Vedrova warned.

The entire personnel of the city police are engaged in the operation to capture the American citizen.

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