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Sword-wielding Swedish teen attacks couple in car

Published: 08 Mar 2012 07:31 GMT+01:00
Updated: 08 Mar 2012 07:31 GMT+01:00

A 19-year-old man in Finspång, in southeastern Sweden, went on a rampage with a sword on Wednesday night, shattering the windscreen of a flabbergasted young couple’s car.

“By the time we got there he had left he scene but he must have cut himself because we could follow the trail of blood to a nearby apartment,” said Torbjörn Lindkvist of the county police to newspaper Corren.

The incident occurred shortly after 11.30pm on Wednesday night. The overwrought couple managed to drive away, leaving their attacker behind, and alerted the police.

“They had hardly got into the car before this man turned up. He thrust the sword straight through the windscreen of the car, so hard that it shattered,” Lindkvist said to the paper.

When police arrived at the man’s flat he was nowhere to be seen but officers soon caught up with him at a nearby hospital, where he was receiving medical treatments for his cuts.

Police believe that he was under the influence of drugs when he staged the dramatic attack, but are not ruling out underlying mental problems.

“The investigation will tell us,” said Lindkvist to Corren.

The man was apprehended by police shortly after 2.30am and he is currently under suspicion of aggravated assault.

He was formally arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning.

TT/Rebecca Martin

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09:12 March 8, 2012 by johnjohn
Live by the sword die by the sword, or at least cut yourself and get arrested.
09:40 March 8, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
...sounds like a dangerous tw@t...
11:43 March 8, 2012 by zooeden
Police believe that he was under the influence of drugs when he staged the dramatic attack??? Why dont they keep their assumptions untill is confirmed!!!

Probably they are gonna say he was smoking pot and went bezerk! Pigs!

And he is under suspicion of aggravated assault!!! No sheet Sherlok!!! Pigs!

Still hating police If you ain't up on pace!!!
11:52 March 8, 2012 by stevo1
I cant wait for one of these fools to have a go at me.

I'll be posting on my own headline "Young teenage tw@t has aarrse handed to him"
13:33 March 8, 2012 by HYBRED
Ninja carjacker's?
16:04 March 8, 2012 by Tanskalainen
You can only suppress the Viking genes so long.
16:30 March 8, 2012 by Keith #5083
#zooeden

Did I misread something?

This young guy attacks two people in a car with a sword. Did I get it right?

So why the sh*t are you so angry with...wait for it, not the perp, not the victims, but the poor sods that have to go and clean up the mess that idiotic criminal behaviour leaves behind?

Still, I am sure you must have good reason for your "still hating police" remark. Care to share it?
18:27 March 8, 2012 by Flappytango
it will be interesting to see if he gets more time in jail than the guy that took a dump in the store
09:14 March 9, 2012 by Da Goat
the poor guy is not mad he just has a big sword.......

me thinks that is compensating for something else!
17:52 March 9, 2012 by skylarkpilot
Just as well the Polis didn't show up at the time. If they are anything like as good as their Stockholm counterparts the couple in the car would have been in more danger than the perp'.
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