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Man stabbed to death in Malmö

Stuart Roberts · 1 Sep 2009, 17:59

Published: 01 Sep 2009 17:59 GMT+02:00

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The knife attack occurred in a staff area. “There was blood everywhere,” said an eyewitness.

Police and the emergency services were quickly on the scene, and the male victim was rushed by ambulance to the University Hospital MAS at 4:45 pm. One hour later the police announced that the man had died from his injuries.

A 35-year-old male suspect was detained nearby.

“He was captured in a nearby café,” said police spokesman, Micke Persson. It is not clear whether the victim and his attacker knew each other.

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Stuart Roberts (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

19:19 September 1, 2009 by lingonberrie
So, where are the names?

What is the name of the victim? What is the name of the attacker?

Where is there some evidence of the origin of these crimes that now pollute Swedish society like a street in Detroit or Chicago?

Isn't the new policy of the police to reveal names and pictures?
19:35 September 1, 2009 by Erwin Mahnke
What a question, I know only one group of people going armed to an internet café...
20:47 September 1, 2009 by Coalbanks
erwin/ what group? police? sikhs? bikers? I always carry a knife - never stabbed anyone.
21:45 September 1, 2009 by antoniolgj

So do I, but we can't say anything, It would be racism…

And we don't want to do this, do we?
22:14 September 1, 2009 by Erwin Mahnke
@Coalbanks: You are absolutely right! Also Finns are always afraid of losing their virginity when going to Sweden, so they carry a knife. You, and then probably 2 or 3 others.

So let me rephrase: What a question, I know only one group going armed to an internet café, starting a fight for the remotest reason or wrong look at the wrong time and who do not hesitate to kill a person for no reason.

How does it sound to you now?

@antoniolgj: what do you mean? I don't know any racists....
00:10 September 2, 2009 by lingonberrie
Carrying a knife with a blade over five cm is illegal in Italy. The Carabinieri frown upon that, and crossing the Carabinieri is only slighty less fraught with consequences than is with crossing the Mafia.

I lived in Italy for three years, so I know something about each.

Carrying a knife, concealed, with a blade over seven cm in the United States is illegal. That is classified as carrying an illegal concealed weapon,a felony offense, and could earn a five year prison sentence, that is, should the person survive the police assault. People have been shot there for doing less.

Carrying any knife, other than a pen-knife, with blades under 3 cm, concealed, in most western countries is illegal.

Carrying a pocket-knife at one time was as normal as carrying a handkerchief, and the least purpose was to stab a person. That is not the case today.

I see no good reason why anyone would carry a knife, other than a pocket-knife, or pen knife, but not a hunting-knife or a military type knife, on the public street or into any store or business place.

Whether the victim and the assailant were Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, or other, is pure conjecture until the police allow a report with names and photos.
07:13 September 2, 2009 by Kaethar

Main papers won't dare post it (until after a conviction) due to possible defamation charges.

But hey, Google is your friend. Allegedly the person who was killed was the owner of the cafe whilst the murderer was an employee/friend.
07:43 September 2, 2009 by Bob Jacobson
Don't know about Italy, but there is no national law pertaining to knives in the US. Individual states may or may not prohibit possession of a knife as a weapon. In Arizona where I live, there are no prohibitions against knives or guns -- and people get cut and shot all the time, mostly accidentally by family members who play with the weapons, but also on the street. So far as can be told, there is no racial disposition to use a weapon to commit a crime. So yes, the racism here is appalling. Put all the immigrants in prison and you'll still have crimes of passion. If it weren't so, there'd never be a Wallender character or several Bergman movies.
09:53 September 2, 2009 by Rick Methven
A man is stabbed and suddenly an new poster - Erwin Mahnke who joined yesterday says "I know only one group of people going armed to an internet café..." So Who is it?

There has been a concerted move in the past couple of weeks to stir up racial hatred in Sweden via the posts in the Local.

A lot from non-Swedish residents.

I think that it is time that posters start declaring their affiliations/location in their posts/profiles so that readers can judge the bias or lack of bias of their opinions

Let me start the ball rolling

My profile

Gender: Male

Ethnic group: Caucasian

Religion: Christian

Residence: Linköping.
10:36 September 2, 2009 by kunta
Agree with you Rick. I think Swedish residents should read most of the negative postings on this site with some caution because if you read in between the lines you would realize that few of them actually reflects the reality in Sweden.

In the US, UK, South Africa and many other countries which are 'tough' on crime we still find more violent crimes being committed all the time and people live in so much fear. Sweden on the other hand is relatively calm and safe.

Profile? African, not religious, Uppsalla
16:40 September 2, 2009 by antoniolgj
Profile? No problem...

White (proudly), male (proudly), Christian (proudly), Dublin (temporarily).
20:23 September 2, 2009 by waspy
kunta, that feeling of calmness and safety in Sweden might change as the demographics of Sweden change to resemble the US, UK or, heaven forbid, South Africa.

There may be increasing levels of support in Sweden for tough crime policies when what's happening in places like Malmo and other areas with large non-European populations starts to affect more people in Sweden.

My profile

Gender: Male

Ethnic group: Caucasian

Religion: Christian

Residence: Bahamas
22:35 September 2, 2009 by diegoveggie
what's up with malmo, guys? there seems to be lots of crime down there. the swedish ghetto
09:11 September 3, 2009 by kunta
Seems I was right that many of the comments on this site are from people who don't have any clue about what is happening in Sweden.

Non European migrants started coming to Sweden in the 1970s and statistics on crime in Sweden has not changed since then (more or less constant). If you even look at the statistics violent crime, you can see that 40 percent of such crimes are committed by European immigrants from outside the Nordic countries.

So guys let the Swedes -I mean the real Swedes -the real caucasians decide for themselves who they want in their country.
00:50 September 4, 2009 by DreEstwd
Hey, Kunta-

Actually, violent crime in Sweden has actually risen 900% (yes, 900%!) over the last 25 years in this country (Sweden). Get your facts together. Immigration from 3rd world countries and crime go hand in hand in Sweden. It's a fact.
01:24 September 4, 2009 by Asian view
I agree with many of the commentators, what is their names? It is common in the US not to mention a criminal's name if that criminal happens to belong to a minority group. The political correct attitude has reached levels of insanity in the US and I see shades in Sweden.

I have a strong feeling that the attacker was a immigrant Muslim attacking a Swedish man. This sectarian charged issue is too "sensitive" to report but is cruel to the victim, his family and friends and an injustice to the Swedish society.

The Swedes need to be informed if the Muslim population are the new thugs violently pushing their Islamic ways into Europe as they are doing in neighboring France. Europe needs to wake up to this reverse "crusade" where the Muslims are taking over Christian Europe and doing it in the most heinous way.
09:26 September 4, 2009 by Thompsuleme
I dont thnk Its right to profile these incidents racially. I dont beleive that immigration either is directly responsible for these (if any) increase in violence as according to a contributor im sick of naming. There are arguements for and against so i will not dwell on reasons. The point is that,The swedish society is prone to these unforunate incidents just like every other, be it a communist ,capitalist or whatever society you will, in todays world violence is adverrtised everywhere, internet, gamming,and so on.

Individual perception is what matters, Ive lived in three Africa countries, plus France and Germany so I know, I have a first hand account of it having been a victim once myself. so If someone thinks immigrants are a problem to the society because of a 900 percent violent crime increase in 25 years (wherever he/she got that fct) then i will ask one question only....

Who is prejudiced.... ?

Im male; 25 yrs old ; Black ; living in stockholm; christian
11:27 September 4, 2009 by Rick Methven
The rather brief article here makes absolutely NO mention of race, creed, colour or nationality of the victim of the knife attack or the ALLEGED suspect.

In the vast majority of countries, the police will not give out the names of victims until such time as relatives have been informed (how would posters on this subject calling for names to be published like to find out that their husband/wife mother/father or other relative from reading the paper at breakfast?). Likewise you do not give out the name of a suspect before he/she either confesses to the crime or is convicted. How would these same posters like to have their names published in the press if they where apprehended as a suspect for a crime that they did not commit. The press also want to avoid being sued for libel, I'm sure that these posters would be the first to sue if they where named!

All that is known in a story (that has not been mentioned again in SydSvenskan) is that a man was knifed and killed in the Gamers Paradise Internet café by a man that he may or may not have known. Both men are most probably Swedish citizens or Residents. The colour of their skin, ethnic background or race has nothing to do with the matter. So all you conspiracy theorists who are so sure it was an attack by an Arab will have to wait until the case comes to court and the names are published. Until that time please stop posting racial/religious CRAP in an attempt to stir tension between sections of Swedish society.
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