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Two men held for Stockholm murder

Two men have been detained on suspicion of murdering a man in an apartment in Hässelby strand in wester Stockholm on Saturday night.

A 45-50 year-old man was found by police late on Saturday night dead in an apartment in the western Stockholm suburb.

Police had been called to the scene by neighbours who responded to screaming and shouting in the apartment.

“Two people are arrested and detained on suspicion of murder,” said Gert Fredlin at Stockholm police to news agency TT.

The men were still in the apartment when the police arrived but were so inebriated that no sensible information could be solicited from them.

A knife was found outside of the apartment block. Police were on Sunday unable to confirm if it was the murder weapon.

Police are reticent over the details of the case, in part out of respect to the relatives of the deceased.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

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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