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Malmö shooter may suffer from mental illness

TT/The Local/vt · 13 Dec 2010, 12:19

Published: 13 Dec 2010 12:19 GMT+01:00

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Separately, Mangs, 38, will undergo a major psychiatric evaluation, the National Board of Forensic Medicine (Rättsmedicinalverket) said in a statement on Monday.

Mangs is suspected of suffering from mental illness, the body wrote in a statement after a so-called paragraph seven examination.

Accordingly, the agency has recommended a more comprehensive psychiatric examination to determine whether Mangs should be sentenced to psychiatric care or imprisonment if he is convicted.

In addition to one murder and five attempted murders, for which he is in detention as a suspect with probable cause, Mangs has also been informed of his suspicion in two additional attempted murders.

The criminal investigation currently under way is also looking at a number of other shootings going further back in time.

Chief prosecutor Solveig Wollstad confirmed to news agency TT last week that police are investigating possible links to a number of shootings in Malmö, but she did not go into further detail.

"The man will remain in custody until December 21st. Only then will there be a decision on whether he shall be charged for additional suspicions," she said.

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Wollstad added that she estimated that the investigation will not be completed before the end of the year.

TT/The Local/vt (news@thelocal.se)

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14:07 December 13, 2010 by calebian22
Caucasian Swede commits crime against immigrants, comments allowed.

Naturalized Iraqi Muslim Swede tries to kill Swedes indiscriminantly, no comments allowed.
14:19 December 13, 2010 by Rolle
To The Local irresponsible editor: No one cares about this news. Let people share thoughts on the most important piece of news in the past few years.

That kind of naive/double-standared morality is what is shattering to pieces many of the country backbones.
14:28 December 13, 2010 by Alf Garnett
Your actions of selectively sensuring our ability to comment on Terrorist actions only goes to strengthen the support of the racist element.
14:33 December 13, 2010 by comrade Kev
Yes comrade citizens no comments allowed on the main story,stories ha ha dont you just love freedom of speech and expression, never mind just get out and vote for people they dont like :)
14:54 December 13, 2010 by stillwatersrd
The Local does not have a moderator, and one is needed.
14:57 December 13, 2010 by Rishonim
The Local, like most of the news establishment in this country are afraid to say anything negative against the home grown Islamofacist.
15:24 December 13, 2010 by Swedesmith
The Local, which should be nuetral, is making a very strong statement by not allowing comments on selected news events.
15:27 December 13, 2010 by DMEricson
Headline: Swedish Liberal Leaders Suffering From Mental Illness, Allow Mass Migration of Unassimilable Muslims.
15:33 December 13, 2010 by Jes
I agree . He surely suffers from a mental illness of not being an immigrant muslim .

I don`t agree that The Local is wrong to block comments over the suicide bombing on Alof Palmes street . Only cyber -bombers are hurt by this decision
15:34 December 13, 2010 by Abbot
Have to agree with the above. This policy of not allowing comments on arguable the most important local story of the year smacks of total fear of a certain ethnic group in your country. It's sad that you have become so timid.
15:42 December 13, 2010 by TheOriginalBlackMan
I count 7 comments by Peter Mangs above me or people who share is views,is Sverige really an enlighten country or are Swedes just better able to hide their racism.

Nevertheless, Peter Mangs is preparing to plead mentally insane for a shorter prison sentence, interesting. Only in Sweden can an "ethnic" Swede (what ever that means) shoot over 20 people (mostly dark skinned immigrants) and it not be reported by the media for over 8 months on daily bases until national attention had embarrased the Swedesh media into doing so.

Furthermore, I would not profile since muslims come in all shapes and sizes, many come from Eastern Europe also, indeed, only fool would profile based on apperarance alone.

This is the rel world folks, there are bad people out their trying to kill people.

I like Sweden for the most part. It is not as populated as many ohter places, especially Stockholm, and people mind their own busniess for the most part. I would hate for Sweden to become a bona fide Police State such as New York under the gusie of fighting "The Muslim Terrorist"
15:43 December 13, 2010 by dbeholder
"may suffer", is this some sort of bad joke?
15:47 December 13, 2010 by calebian22

"Bonafide police state such New York?"

What nonsense is this?
16:09 December 13, 2010 by alecLoTh
For shooting so many people, we hereby all agree that this cannot be seen as hatred, for we as a people do not have this in us........ therefore it MAY be madness...we'll stick to this assessment till we can clarify our legal and moral position and be sure that there is no backfire.
17:45 December 13, 2010 by TheOriginalBlackMan

18:36 December 13, 2010 by Decoster
can the Swedish media stop being subjective and racist...your agenda is no more hidden, when a blond Swede kills he has mental illness, but when an immigrant Swede tries to kill he is F*** Muslim...stop that please...
19:36 December 13, 2010 by vita.vita
there are no comments on the other news article because most of them are going to be racist anyways. can't you people figure that out. jesus..how many of you even LIVE in sweden?
19:40 December 13, 2010 by Ravioli
Very telling that The Local has disallowed comments about the Muslim terrorist but we are free to comment about Peter Mang.....Typical.
20:50 December 13, 2010 by hjoian
Selective freedom of speech.....how very Swedish
21:58 December 13, 2010 by unseen

as you guys can see none of the victims families or any other have commented on this one!!!! we are busy thinking why the hell such a young man committed such crime ending his life in such a pathetic sick way...

if it was middle east? the guy lived in Sweden/Uk more than his days in Iraq!

the local doesn't have the right to selectively publish readers ideas.

i don't know what to say!!! this guy and his kind are just disgusting. i know many of you are even more angry toward this behaviors. as an Iraqi i condemn this attack and i apologize to Sweden if it helps. if i had to choose i wouldn't choose Iraq as a homeland. i feel ashamed and from now on i walk with my head down.

Sweden have been always helping Iraq and never tolerated the war against Iraq. in return, one of my freakin people went his on way to appreciate it!!!!!!!

damn him...

Swedsmith: this guy, i would like to see in hell in the same wing you preserved to Hitler. i just wish that his buddy will be buriedin a shiti hole there where he belongs to.
00:31 December 14, 2010 by Swedesmith

You don't have to apologize for your country. I am sure there are many beautiful people there. This guy just wasn't one of them.

We are all very lucky that this guy was not successful. When I see the video footage, I realize just how close a call it was. Let's all count our blessings.
03:34 December 14, 2010 by glamelixir
Why don't we open a blog, were we can post all the news from the local with freedom of speech to post?
07:02 December 14, 2010 by flintis
@glamelixir:- "22, nice thought, tho' without a moderator I believe it would get out of hand, not all people can hold rational discussion some are prone to outbursts which would cause offence to others.
10:31 December 14, 2010 by EnsamVarg
I like many others think it is Diabolical that we can comment on a true swede quite obviously frustrated at the very least and maybe with mental problems, however, we are not allowed to comment on an immigrant trying to kill innocent people indiscrimantly who may also be mental and be frustrated!!

The fact is.. WAKE UP SWEDEN!!!!!

Terroism is real.. why do you think there are so many wars in these countries they come from?

We offer them in, give them money, homes and education and then they rape, mug and kill us!! Not all of them of course, but a lot of them!

Why do we then keep quiet? Why?

When will we wake up.. I tell you when.. when its too late!!!

And I am not racist - I am a realist..

(now I await the the uneducated, unrealistic silly racist accusations - which will by the way not change anything)
11:20 December 14, 2010 by Yuretz
Related to bombing: Say thank you for your "partners" from the UK!

Everybody knows, that the UK is a hotbed of terrorism.
14:14 December 14, 2010 by EnsamVarg
So does it not seem like a good idea to learn from the UK than to follow down the same path???? Now that would be silly not to learn from others mistakes wouldn't it?
16:32 December 14, 2010 by Zencali
White people think it is not violent to insist others become exactly precisely like them. I have noticed in travelling abroad that Swedes always stick together like glue and act very superior. They are so perfect that nobody else can fit in. The hatred and prejudice against moslems and others is seen as normal. The violence that these secret hatreds does to the souls and hearts of moslems must not be mentioned. The daily grind of insults, being ignored, being left out, being snubbed, being made to feel inferior are NOT SUPPOSED TO COUNT.
17:06 December 14, 2010 by Swedesmith
Yikes, take a chill pill dude. You're starting to scare me.
18:22 December 14, 2010 by EnsamVarg
"White" people have a right to expect any incomer to thier country to abide by thier laws, traditions and customs.. As any "brown" person to has the right to expect the same of an incomer to thier country..

As an incomer to Sweden myself I embrace the Swedish culture, traditions and it is my job to make myself welcome not the otherway around.. Of course I feel left out sometimes, even snubbed.. thats what happens when you move from your natural surrondings, YOU HAVE TO FIT IN!!!!

@ Zencali - I am sorry if you feel so inferior snubbed and left out - but if the Hat don't fit, don't wear it.
20:50 December 14, 2010 by philster61
Oh of course he would eventually be "found to have a mental illness". The authorities don't want to admit that he just might be a murderer who dislikes middle eastern foreigners..... That would hardly look good to the rest of the world now would it.....
03:07 December 15, 2010 by wenddiver
Of course he has issues, but who wouldn't when your country is invaded by people bent on murder and enslavement. I guess the Norwegian Partisans fighting the NAZIs also had the same mental problem, and they too were violent.
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