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Six stabbed at Swedish wedding

Several people were stabbed on Saturday afternoon, when a wedding party at a castle outside Eslöv, in southern Sweden, got out of hand.

A 52 year-old man was arrested, for attempted murder and aggravated assault.

For reasons that are still unclear, a fight broke out between the man and several of the other guests, resulting in the man going berserk, and stabbing one person in the stomach.

In the chaos that ensued, several other people were also stabbed, and the 52 year-old was wounded as well.

A total of six people were in the end taken to nearby Skåne University Hospital with knife wounds, but none of the victims have life-threatening injuries, according to police officers.

The 52 year-old was arrested, but due to the head injuries he received during the fight was among those brought to the hospital.

He is suspected of attempted murder and aggravated assault, according to Lund police.

Police are still working to establish the cause of the knife fight. Several witnesses have already been questioned about the event, and when possible, the victims who are currently in the hospital will also be interviewed.

STOCKHOLM

Several injured in Stockholm ‘sports fans’ bar brawl

A number of people sustained injuries after fighting broke out at a bar in Stockholm’s Östermalm district on Saturday.

Several injured in Stockholm 'sports fans' bar brawl
File photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Duty officer Mikael Pettersson with Stockholm’s police central command said sports fans were involved in the violent incident.

“There has been talk of up to one hundred people being involved. It appears to have been sports fans,” Pettersson told TT on Saturday night.

Several police patrol cars and ambulances were present at the location of the incident on the Karlavägen street in the Swedish capital at around 10:45pm on Saturday.

“There were people who needed medical attention. It is unclear whether anyone was hospitalized or whether they were all treated at the scene,” Pettersson said. One person was later reported to have received hospital treatment.

Many of the people involved in the incident fled from the scene as police arrived, TT reports.

One person was placed under arrest as a result of the violence, Pettersson said in the early hours of Sunday.

Police transported around 40 people out of central Stockholm in order to “cool things down a bit,” he told TT.

Police are investigating the incident as rioting, disorder and criminal damage.

No major damage was sustained to the bar, but a nearby vehicle was damaged during the fighting, according to police.

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