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Angry Swede attacks neighbour with tree branch

TT/The Local · 15 Apr 2009, 11:23

Published: 15 Apr 2009 11:23 GMT+02:00

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"The branch was a good size, like a baseball bat," said Gunnar Lindman at Gothenburg police to local newspaper Göteborgs-Posten.

The victim opened the door to his apartment in the Hisingen area of Gothenburg to be met by a barrage of blows from the branch-wielding attacker. He was able to beat off several blows with his arms and sustained only minor injuries.

The attacker then fled the scene by bike. It is not clear if he took his unorthodox weapon with him.

Police were able to apprehend the man, who is in his thirties, a hundred metres from the scene after wrestling him to the ground.

It seems that despite the angry nature of the attack the two men did not know each other. Police suspect that the attacker is suffering from some form of psychiatric condition.

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"Both men are apparently completely normal looking people," Gunnar Lindman told the newspaper.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

11:50 April 15, 2009 by Plowbridge H. Broad
Isn't this just European election canvassing by the Green party?
12:06 April 15, 2009 by VikingHumpingWitch
That's just how people say "Sorry to disturb you but would it be possible for me to borrow a cup of sugar please?" on Dirty Hisingen.
12:20 April 15, 2009 by dtes
i think sweden goes too light on its nutcases, these folks should be taken off the dole and locked up at the zoo.
13:10 April 15, 2009 by Mzungu
Lucky for him,in another country could have been a shotgun or panga.

*good will amongst men, ha*
14:00 April 15, 2009 by High Priestess Kang - Slut
Bizarre. I could have sworn that PrinceKnight lived in Stockholm, not the 'Borg. He must be exceptionally pissed off by the fact that no one is supporting his boycott.
14:06 April 15, 2009 by Bee
I flew into a tree once, does that count??
16:47 April 15, 2009 by StockholmDownUnder
Well, at least he was communicating in some form!
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