Boy kills woman and attacks others with chainsaw in shopping center


Chainsaw (illustration) 
By: Wayne Morin

A boy was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly killing a woman with a chainsaw while she was shopping, according to police in Belarus.

Minsk police said that the 17-year-old boy, who was not identified, concealed a hammer and the chainsaw in a guitar case.

He walked into the Europe shopping center, where he pulled out the chainsaw and cut a woman. He then killed her by beating her with a hammer.

The suspect then cut another woman with the chainsaw, and she is currently in critical condition. Several other women were attacked as well, but they suffered light injuries.

Witnesses at the scene, said that at first, they thought the boy was playing a joke, but when the woman began bleeding, shoppers began running for their lives.

The incident unfolded on Saturday around 5:30 p.m.