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Stabbed teacher in critical condition

A teacher who was stabbed on campus at Örebro University on Tuesday remains in a critical condition.

Doctors at Örebro University Hospital operated on the 40-year-old man on Tuesday evening after he received stab wounds to the neck.

The teacher, an employee of the university, was stabbed by an unidentified attacker at 3.30pm on Tuesday.

The attack took place indoors and as yet no witnesses have come forward, according to Örebro police.

A man was however seen running from the scene. He was described as around 1.75m (5 feet 9 inches) tall, in good physical condition and dressed in a grey sweater.

Around an hour after the attack police received a call from staff at a store located some three kilometres from the crime scene. A man had come in with blood on his sweater and trousers.

Police were able to view footage of the man from the store’s security cameras but no arrests had been made by Tuesday night.

“We are looking for more witnesses who may have seen the man,” said spokesman Stefan Ekberg.

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Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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