Sweden's news in English

Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

Gothenburg man shot by police

Share this article

19:52 CET+01:00
A man in Gothenburg was injured with a bullet when the police opened fire during an attempted arrest, reported SvD on Thursday.

According to the police the shooting was a case of self defence after the man drove into the police vehicle with a small truck.

"He rammed the police car several times and the police had to escape the car - one policeman was almost crushed between the car and a wall", said Tommy Jonsson, spokesman for the police in Västra Götaland.

Sources: Svenska Dagbladet

 
Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

From our sponsors

How to work 9-5 and travel the rest of the time

A full-time job shouldn't stop you from satisfying your wanderlust. The Local spoke to Travel After 5 blogger Alline Waldhem to find out her tips and tricks for travellers who only have 25 days of annual leave.