8 people stabbed as man goes on rampage in Sweden

8 people stabbed as man goes on rampage in Sweden

There was palpable fear and tension in Vetlanda, Sweden, on Wednesday, as a knife wielding man, suspected to be a terrorist attacked residents stabbing no fewer than 8 persons on the neck.

No deaths have been reported but police have shot a man in the leg who is now receiving treatment in hospital as officers guard his bed.

It was gathered that the incident happened around noon on Wednesday, March 3.

At 2.54pm, emergency services received calls from the area near Bangårdsgatan regarding an attack at 2.54pm.

Ahead of a press conference expected on Wednesday evening, Minister of the Interior Mikael Damberg said: “Several people are seriously injured.

“These are terrible events and my thoughts go to the victims and their relatives. Right now it is unclear exactly what happened and what the motive was.

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“The police have arrested a suspected perpetrator and have initiated a special incident to handle the development of the incident and create security in Vetlanda.”

Karl Melin, press officer for the Säpo security police, told the Aftonbladet newspaper: “We cooperate with the police and if it turns out that it is a terrorist crime, we will be more involved.

“When it comes to suspected terrorist crime, it is the normal security police who investigate it.”

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