Young man murdered in Gamla Stan stabbing

Young man murdered in Gamla Stan stabbing
A man in his mid-twenties died after being stabbed in the stomach in Gamla Stan, in central Stockholm.

As of Saturday morning, the police have no suspect for the crime, and the man is as of yet unidentified, said Petra Sjölander, information officer at the City police force, to The Local.

Police were called to the spot at 3.30am, following reports that an unconscious man was lying on the street Munkbrogatan in Gamla Stan. The young man was taken to the hospital, with severe knife wounds, and later died from his injuries.

“There was a fight in a restaurant nearby. That might have a connection with this incident,” Anders Molin, station officer of the Norrmalm police, told news agency TT.

There were several people nearby when the crime was committed, according to Sjölander.

“We have witnesses we’re going to hear. No one saw the incident directly, though. People were nearby and walked past the crime spot,” Sjölander told The Local.

The police have started a murder probe, and on Saturday will be hearing witnesses and continuing their work to identify the deceased.

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