Man shot dead by Swedish police

A 45 year old man was shot dead by police in central Falkenberg on Saturday afternoon, after attacking officers with a knife.

The incident began at 4.15pm at the Gruebäck health centre in the west coast town. The police unit was called to accommodation close to the clinic where the man had gone. He had told a nurse that someone was hunting him and was trying to kill him.

The nurse understood that the man was intoxicated, according to Per-Erik Andersson at Falkenberg police.

When the police unit reached the scene the man had left the accommodation and was heading towards a nearby shopping centre. The 45 year old pulled a knife on the police and officers used pepper spray against him. When he continued to attack them, police opened fire.

The man died before the ambulance arrived.