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Knife attack leaves one dead and three wounded

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man in his fifties was stabbed to death in the eastern village of Finsta on Sunday evening. Three other people were also stabbed, one of whom is reported to be in a serious condition.

Shortly after 7pm, police received notification that at least three people, one woman and two men, had been stabbed.

“It was one of the people who had been knifed that called us,” said police spokesman Mats Nylén.

After an intensive search involving dogs and a helicopter, police arrested the suspect in a wooded area near the crime scene at 8.30pm.

“He was under the influence of drugs,” said police spokesman Henrik Billstam.

One hour after the arrest police received information suggesting that there may have been more people injured in the attack.

“When we checked a nearby building we found a man dead,” said Mats Nylén.

According to police, it has not yet been established whether the suspect knew the dead man or the three other victims, all of whom are in their twenties.

Since the suspect was under the influence of narcotics, police have not yet been able to question him about the attacks.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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