15-year-old girl stabbed in Stockholm
TT/The Local · 9 Aug 2009, 10:10
Published: 09 Aug 2009 10:10 GMT+02:00
The girl was stabbed in the chest and stomach, and she also sustained serious wounds on her arms after trying to defend herself.
According to Lars Gretas, station commander at the Nacka police, the girl was attacked on the way to a residential area by a man who had hidden behind a bush and came at her. He was dressed in black and had his faced covered by a hat or a hood. After the attack, he disappeared.
As of Sunday morning, no one had yet been arrested. Nothing indicates the assailant and the victim knew each other.
Police have taken several items at the crime scene into evidence during the investigation, and a number of witnesses have been questioned. The crime has been classified as attempted murder.
According to Karolinska Hospital, the girl has a punctured lung. She is seriously injured but in stable condition, according to information released by the hospital at 9 am on Sunday morning.
The 15-year-old girl was stabbed at least two times, according to Bernt Malion at the Nacka police. She was taken to the hospital by ambulance in the company of her father and her friend. They arrived at the hospital at 2 am.
The friend, who tried to help the 15-year-old, was not injured during the incident. Both were questioned during the night.
The assailant was described as a young man, but over the age of 20. How he escaped from the scene is unknown.
As of yet, no eye witnesses have come forward.
“But it was a warm night and people were awake. There were witnesses who heard the girl yell for help and ran outside and were helpful with taking care of the victim, Malion said.