The man, in his twenties, was found lying unconscious on the pavement at the corner of Vasagatan/Kungsgatan in the heart of Stockholm’s nightlife district. He was bleeding heavily from a head wound. He was taken to hospital in an ambulance, where he later died.
A police patrol found the man at 3.30am on Sunday morning. He was rushed to Karolinska Hospital in Solna where staff confirmed his death soon after 4am.
Police cordoned off the area and conducted interviews with passers-by and local residents.
“We are working on the presumption that the man died as a result of assault and battery,” said Lennart Sjöstrand at Stockholm police.
By 9am Police had removed the cordon.