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Växjö drama over

A dramatic situation developed in Växjö on Friday afternoon after police witnessed a man falling from the fourth floor of an apartment building.

The National Task Force (Nationella insatsstyrkan), a police special operations unit, was called in to lend its support to police in the southern town after a routine job took a sudden turn.

Earlier in the day, a group of police officers made their way to an apartment in the town to collect a man who was being brought in for questioning in connection with an assault. But just as a couple of officers made their way up to the apartment, a man came tumbling through the air and landed on the ground in front of their colleagues.

“He was taken to Växjö hospital with serious injuries,” said police spokesman Robert Loeffel, who did not know whether the man had fallen or been pushed.

It was later confirmed that the injured man was the same person police had intended to question.

Police soon received information that there may be a group of armed individuals locked inside the apartment. The National Task Force and police units from nearby districts were quickly called in to assist in the operation.

Police sealed off the area around the building and called in a mediator to liaise with the group inside the apartment.

Discussions with the mediator soon brought results: at 3.30pm, two men, three women and three children came out of the apartment.

“They have been taken to the police station for questioning,” said Loeffel.

The police spokesman could not say whether any weapons had been found inside the apartment.

CRIME

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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