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Teens arrested for Kalmar mall fire

Teens arrested for Kalmar mall fire

Published: 15 Oct 2011 10:56 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Oct 2011 10:56 GMT+02:00

Four teenagers, aged between 15 and 18, are suspected of being behind the violent fire that ravaged the Berga Centrum">Berga Centrum shopping centre in Kalmar in southern Sweden on Thursday night.

The teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of arson.

Three of the boys were taken in for interrogations around noon Friday, and the fourth suspect was taken in later the same day.

According to Ulf Einarsson, in charge of the arson case, tips and investigation ideas led them to the four suspects.

"We've received many tips, and their names occurred repeatedly among the names mentioned," he said to news agency TT.

The four boys live in Kalmar, but are not from the Berga neighbourhood. The police were aware of all four suspects previously, Einarsson told local newspaper Barometern.

Thursday night's blaze has left the Berga Centrum shopping centre largely in ruins. Although no people were injured in the fire, the shopping centre could not be saved, despite work to extinguish the fire that went on through the night.

TT/Clara Guibourg (news@thelocal.se)

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11:58 October 15, 2011 by lovedealer76
most presumably those teens are white swedes so that's irrelevant to mention their ethnicity,i bet if they dare are foreigners,OMG! four teens age 15 and 18 from migrant origin,have been arrested on suspicion of arson attacked.

It's sad and rediculous how people view other just cos they're not indigenous
13:57 October 15, 2011 by fedotovskiy
If a swedish newspaprer hide truth (like origins of those nice boys) from swedish citizens - then it's obviously NOT swedish newspaper.

It is time to ask - do Sweden have any Swedish newspaper?
14:06 October 15, 2011 by calebian22
Local teens or not, the Swedish patty cake legal system will do nothing to these turds. Maybe if Mom and Dad had been allowed to take em to the woodshed every once and awhile, the mall would still be there.
17:16 October 15, 2011 by Grokh
screwed up kids , probably screwed up parents.
17:32 October 15, 2011 by ctinej
Below is an article printed in the USA. For those dumb enough to NOT recognize the origin of the last name, the last sentence makes it clear!!!

We need to know this kind of thing. People are associated with culture! Their culture is destroying the world. When will we get off our butts and do something about it?

By Pete Williams, NBC News

In what investigators say is another episode of a drunk and unruly airline passenger, an American Airlines direct flight from New York to Los Angeles landed last night in Denver after a man became unruly and hit a flight attendant. This time, the government is filing serious charges.

Federal prosecutors offer the following account of what happened.

They say the passenger, Varoujan Khodjamirian, had several drinks and became loud and disruptive about 90 minutes into Flight 21, a Boeing 767-200 with about 160 passengers onboard. When those sitting near him complained, they were re-seated, but he started kicking the seats in front of him.

When flight attendants were unable to quiet him down, they moved him to the last row of seats, but he continued to be loud and hit one of them in the face. He also yelled, "I kill you children. I kill your mother. I will beat you all down and kill you," along with several obscenities. Flight attendants handcuffed him with plastic restraints, and two of them actually sat on him until the plane landed in Denver, where Khodjamirian was arrested.

He's been charged with interfering with flight crew members and attendants, a crime which provides a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Khodjamirian lives in Long Island, N.Y., and is of Armenian descent. He has requested a Russian interpreter.
03:54 October 16, 2011 by cupidcub
for sure the boys have Swedish origin, that why "immigrant " ,"non-Swedish", "muslim" , "terrorist" these words has not been used.

If they were a immigrant and more Juicily Muslim. oh man they have undoubtedly been trained terrorists from al-qayeda.

And offcourse, as they are Swedish, so it wasn't a crime, the boys are mentally challenged and they need proper psychological care. Go Ahead.
12:35 October 16, 2011 by Abe L
I think their origin is very irrelevant.

It's far more worrying that these kids won't be locked up for life or will be forced to pay for all damage caused. Instead insurance pays for the damage and raises the fees for your average hardworking Swede.
15:03 October 16, 2011 by jvtx3232
I don't think their nationality is "irrelevant" at all. In fact, I can't imagine a factor that's more relevant than their nationality/country of oorigin in a case like this.
09:12 October 17, 2011 by jostein
In this case it was mostly swedes, according to flashback (3+1). Interestingly the most active youth was from a minority swede area.

Anyway, is not this discussion in itself witness to humans being poor at multiculturalism? We immidiately group up and turn against each other, "they did it!"?
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