We’ve just received reports that the Slovak Prime Minister Robert Rico has been taken to hospital after being shot. This is a developing news story, but here’s everything we know so far:

Slovak PM Robert Fico was shot and taken to hospital after a cabinet meeting

The alleged assailant was detained by police, local media reports

It not known what condition the prime minister is currently in

The shooting took place in Handlova, about 180km north east of the capital of Bratislava

Local journalists reported hearing several shots fired

Stay with us as we continue to cover this breaking news story.