Eight people stabbed after knifeman goes on rampage in Sweden

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A suspected ********* has stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden, police have said.

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.

The incident happened around noon on Wednesday, March 3.

Eight people stabbed after knifeman goes on rampage in Sweden

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

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


Eight people stabbed after knifeman goes on rampage in Sweden

“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.

“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.”

Eight people stabbed after knifeman goes on rampage in Sweden

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 ********* crime, we will be more involved.

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

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Eight people stabbed after knifeman goes on rampage in Sweden

Police spokeswoman Angelica Israelsson Silfver told the same paper: “Some are seriously injured and some are slightly injured, but no one is dead.”

Police are not looking at any other perpetrators behind the ******.