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Two men arrested after holding woman prisoner

TT/The Local/pvs · 14 Mar 2011, 07:45

Published: 14 Mar 2011 07:45 GMT+01:00

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The men were arrested on Sunday since the police freed a woman who had been held against her will in an apartment in the Holma district of Malmö for two full days. The men were arrested after interrogation.

Magnus Svensson at Malmö police declined to divulge what the men had said in the interrogation, but said that the investigation covers a broad criminal register.

"Both have not committed all the offences, but I don't want to go into who has done what," he said to the TT news agency.

The woman on Sunday managed to send an text message to an acquaintance who was able to alarm the police.

The police suspected that the two men who were in the apartment were armed and a large area was cordoned off around the apartment block. A large number of officers, including negotiators and an ambulance, was sent to the location.

The two men, aged 24 and 31-years-old, who were in the apartment could be arrested by 3pm. The woman, around 18-years-old, was taken into care and attended to by ambulance staff.

She is not reported to have sustained any serious physical injuries.

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Both men are reportedly known to police.

Earlier over the weekend a 17-year-old was shot in the leg in the same district of Malmö. The man escaped without serious injury. According to police it is as yet unclear whether the two incidents are connected.

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

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Your comments about this article

08:13 March 14, 2011 by Rishonim
And this is all part of the grandiose celebration for Malmo reaching 300K inhabitant. What a better way than to do it with a bang. Sewar savages. Will they get the usual 6 months in jail? I recently say a bad movie with Charles Bronson, Vigilante. The acting was horribly bad but the message was clear.

"She is not reported to have sustained any serious physical injuries"

So what's your definition of aggravated rape? Isn't rape in itself a serious physical and mental injury????
14:26 March 14, 2011 by buschmann
Swedish women need to wake up and realize that this is not their mothers Sweden. How long will it take before they understand they need to get " street smart"? They should know by now that the color of their skin makes them a prime target for racial hate crimes.
14:46 March 14, 2011 by Swedesmith
It's so sad that she wasn't able to attend the big celebration

over the weekend. I'm sure she is celebrating on her own.
19:17 March 14, 2011 by GLO
Things are just getting more out of control. Thanks Sweden for the open door. Now your starting to see normal ........
08:50 March 15, 2011 by tuerd1982
It is surprising, before police revel the identity of the raper some people start to bring up the issue of "opening Swedish doors".

I am very sorry for victims, and I blame Swedish law regarding criminals. It is not like punishment, they should set harder punishment policy.
09:26 March 15, 2011 by Borilla
No one knows, at least from the article, whether the offenses were committed by "Swedes" or "others". When last examined, "Swedes" were as capable of kidnapping and rape as "others". Viz., Swedish Hell's Angels, etc. So let's not jump to conclusions.

The majority of Swedish residents are law abiding people who simply want abetter life for themselves and their families. Crime didn't begin when Sweden opened its doors and wonuldn't cease if immigrants were suddenly expelled.

If you don't like the current criminal law and its application don't vote Moderate the next time. They are the ones running the show.
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