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Two held after Malmö mass brawl

Published: 19 Aug 2012 09:20 GMT+02:00
Updated: 19 Aug 2012 09:20 GMT+02:00

One of the men remained in hospital overnight.

"He is probably not seriously injured," according to Hans Nilsson at Skåne police.

According to police the punch up concerned a feud between two families, according to a report in the local Sydsvenskan daily.

Knives, pieces of wood and various other weapons were used during the brawl which broke out shortly before 8pm on Saturday.

According to witnesses around 20 people gathered at first.

"A car arrived and stopped on the square. The people in the car jumped out, opened the boot and took out knives and some pallets.They then attacked the other group with the items," the witness told the newspaper.

According to police the word spread fast and up to 200 people may have ultimately become involved in the brawl.

Three men were taken to hospital for treatment on their injuries.

The accident and emergency unit at Malmö University Hospital was cordoned off for a time during the night to prevent the fight from continuing inside the hospital.

A large number of people gathered outside the hospital late on Saturday night, according to a report in the Dagens Nyheter daily.

Two people have been arrested on suspicion of aggravated assault but the investigation could later be classified as attempted murder, according to Hans Nilsson.

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Your comments about this article

12:37 August 19, 2012 by motti
I realise that this article is about the brawl in Malmoe. however,, I have seen on an Israel iwebsite and unreported here, that a march in Malmoe with Jews and non Jews alike have expressed themselves openly in favour of Jews wearing their skullcaps opnely and not in fear. I noted too, that a Swedish MP also participated.

Good news for a change. so come on Local se let's see an article on this to cheer up many who still have high expectations of Sweden.
13:28 August 19, 2012 by Svensksmith
Just another Malmö Saturday night with the family.
22:17 August 19, 2012 by frenchviking
another nice way to spend our tax money...
08:43 August 20, 2012 by wolverine2k
What the... Put all of those 200 into jails or send them off to the wolves in Kålmården! A place with 200 people fighting is not BRAWL. It is a bloody RIOT. Police should get their facts straight and make sure that none of those 200 are on the streets to cause any more trouble...
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