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Bridegroom arrested at the altar

A 29-year-old man was arrested in the process of marrying his bride at Malmö City Hall on Saturday. He is suspected of a mafia murder in Ukraine.

The groom and his bride were booked in at 12pm to be married by the registrar at Malmö City Hall, writes local newspaper Sydsvenskan.

Malmö police had received a tip from Interpol that the man was wanted in connection with a mafia killing in Ukraine in the 1990s.

Police stormed the city hall and arrested the man, much to the dismay of his bride. The man went calmly into custody and is being held in Malmö pending a remand hearing.

The bride knew that her husband-to-be was wanted for murder but was heartbroken as her special day did not turn out exactly as planned.

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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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