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Man detained for triple-stabbing

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06:47 CET+01:00
A 32-year-old man from Motala in central Sweden has been remanded in custody on three counts of attempted murder after stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her mother, and her mother's friend on Saturday.

All three victims escaped without life-threatening injuries from the ordeal, which came about following a quarrel between the 32-year-old and his ex-girlfriend over the couple's children, reports the Motala Tidning newspaper.

The suspect claims to have no recollection of the incident.

“He says that he can neither admit nor deny it. He has no memory of the matter due to the consumption of alcohol,” prosecutor Wilhelm Storck told the newspaper.

On Saturday, the man went looking for his ex-girlfriend, who was staying with her mother, following a dispute the two had about their children.

After the woman's mother denied the 32-year-old entry, he left only to return later with a large kitchen knife.

When the mother opened the door, he stabbed her in the chest and arm.

He also injured his former lover and a third woman at the house who tried to stop the attack.

The 32-year-old was arrested a few hours later with a knife in his pocket, although it remains unclear whether it was the same knife used in the attack.

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