Swedish prison guard shot and beaten

A prison guard at a prison in Norrtälje north of Stockholm was shot, then beaten and kicked by an unknown man during a walk on Tuesday evening.

Swedish prison guard shot and beaten

“He allegedly heard something about ‘damn screw’,” referring to the British English colloquialism for prison guard, according to Marie Lundberg at the Norrtälje police.

“But he can’t say for sure, I guess he was so terrified,” she added.

The 30-year-old guard had gone out for a walk during the evening when a man leaped out from behind a tree and pressed something into his chest.

“He instinctively fenced off the man’s hand. Then he heard a bang. When he’s lying down he was then beaten and kicked,” Lundberg said.

The guard was hit in the shoulder but was able to call for help and was then taken to the hospital with injuries which were assessed to be relatively mild.

The 30-year-old has been allowed to leave the hospital, but has not been able to recognize or identify his assailant, who remains on the run.

Norrtälje police confirmed that there are currently no witnesses to the attack.

The bullet remained in the guard’s shoulder when he arrived at the hospital and police technicians will later be able to examine the type of gun used.

The assault is being investigated as attempted murder.

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Police to probe strip-club shooting in Stockholm

Swedish police are investigating attempted murder after a shooting at a central Stockholm strip club on Thursday night.

Police to probe strip-club shooting in Stockholm

Several shots rang out outside the strip club on Roslagsgatan on the northern fringe of inner-city Stockholm.

“Someone fired several shots at the club,” said police spokesman Pontus Sandulf.

There were no reported injuries after the incident.

“We have opened an investigation into attempted murder and will perform a forensic investigation,” Sandulf told the TT news agency.

The shots were reported to the police around 2am on Friday morning. The area was cordoned off awaiting the arrival of the forensics team.

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