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Man stabbed while testing knife-proof vest

TT/The Local/kh · 27 Feb 2011, 12:04

Published: 27 Feb 2011 12:04 GMT+01:00

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While the first test was a success, the second blow resulted in injury.

One of the men involved, who is reportedly in his 20s, was taken to the hospital after being stabbed.

The incident occurred after the two somewhat boozed men decided to test a newly purchased piece of armor, reported Sveriges Radio (SR).

According to reports, the two men involved were at the same party in Vittsjö, north of Hässleholm, when they began to discuss the man’s new protective vest.

By then, the men had “drunk a lot,” said police.

Having decided to test the protective vest, one of the men took a knife and stabbed it.

The vest worked.

When he repeated the test, he goofed and missed the man’s vest, striking him where he was not protected.

It is unclear where the wounded man was stabbed.

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He was taken to the hospital and treated for minor injury.

The incident occurred just before midnight on Saturday night.

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

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Your comments about this article

14:16 February 27, 2011 by Nemesis
Is stupidity part of the genetic make up of Swedes?

Maybe next time the idiots involved can get themselves in the Darwim Awards. http://www.darwinawards.com/
14:23 February 27, 2011 by UScitizen
good thing they didn't have a bullet-proof vest!
14:26 February 27, 2011 by Nemesis
@ UScitizen,

Please don't give them ideas:)
14:51 February 27, 2011 by calebian22

I do believe these brainiacs would acheive the same results as the characters of Reno 911.
16:17 February 27, 2011 by SarahPalin

I hope they sell tickets if they do... I would want to see that!
21:25 February 27, 2011 by reason
"Is stupidity part of the genetic make up of Swedes?"

Considering that swedes share their genes with the rest of humanity, I'd have to answer with a resounding YES! We may be the most intelligent species (not hard when we made the rules), but we're still not very good at it.

Not sure if a stab wound is really preferable to a bullet wound.
23:17 February 27, 2011 by volvoman9
@ reason, guess it depends on what is on the pointy end. @ Sarah Palin, are you the real pitbull, hockey puck? :Got any Nekkid pictures?
00:54 February 28, 2011 by mikewhite
"Knives don't kill people, alcohol does"
20:50 February 28, 2011 by buschmann
@ UScitizen: When I was in the marines ( camp lejune, N.C.) we had two guys who decided to test out their new flack jackets. Nobody was killed, but the guy who took the shot (.45 caliber) was pretty messed up. They weren't even drunk! @volvoman9: stop messing with my gal, I saw her first!
21:44 February 28, 2011 by mojofat
Alcohol was involved? I'm shocked...yet marijuana is still illegal.
02:48 March 1, 2011 by volvoman9
@buschman No Mas. Semper Fi
12:19 March 1, 2011 by student-no-1
Ohhh..... do you people think its only the stupid part of the genetic make up of Swedes....?

then look at this idiotic and terrific genetic make up of Pakistanis in Borås.....!



for all of your information i am not a swede.....!
13:28 March 1, 2011 by Wise_Guy_1
@student-no-1.... Where in these links its been mentioned that these people were from pakistan?????

I think you are not swede and cant read swedish properly;)...Or i am just assuming that you are an eye-witness of this incident as 4th person who didnt take part in the fight;)...dun take it so hard on yourself mate.Chill!!!!
15:28 March 1, 2011 by buschmann
Does anyone know how big the knife-proof vest market is in sweden?
02:25 March 2, 2011 by ironysoda
ahahaha, drunks
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