BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (NEWSnet/AP) — The suspect in the attempted assassination of Slovakia's populist prime minister, Robert Fico, now faces terror charges, the country’s prosecutor-general said Thursday.

The suspect, identified only as J.C., initially was charged with attempted murder. Prosecutor-General Maroš Žilinka said the change is based on evidence investigators obtained, but didn’t immediately give further details.

The government officials initially said that they believed it was a politically motivated attack committed by a “lone wolf,” but announced later that a third party might have been involved in “acting for the benefit of the perpetrator.”

Fico has been recovering at home from multiple wounds he suffered in the assassination attempt on May 15 when he was shot as he greeted supporters in the town of Handlova.

The assailant was arrested and a court ordered him to remain behind bars.

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