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Attackers carve ‘whore’ into woman’s arm

A 20-year-old woman had the word “whore” carved into her arm in connection with a knife attack in Landskrona in southern Sweden.

The woman told police she was attacked around 11pm on Saturday night when she got off a bus in central Landskrona, the local Helsingborgs Dagbladet newspaper reported.

Two men suddenly appeared and threw the woman to the ground.

One then held her down while the other took out a knife and carved “hora”, the Swedish word for “whore” into her arm.

The woman, who was also reportedly cut in the face, was later taken to hospital by relatives.

Local police confirmed the incident for the newspaper, but refused to divulge many details about the circumstances of the attack.

“We have quite a bit to go on and we’re doing our best to solve it,” a police spokesperson told Helsingborgs Dagbladet.

The incident has been classified as a case of particularly aggravated assault.

Police spent Sunday investigating the incident, but have yet to make any arrests for the suspected knife attack.

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Swedish police shoot ‘knife man’ in Malmö

A man was shot by police in Malmö city centre on Sunday night after he charged them wielding a knife, according to a witness.

Swedish police shoot 'knife man' in Malmö
Police cordoned off parts of Gustav Adolf Square, where the incident occurred. Photo: TT

Calle Persson of Skåne police said: “There has been a situation in which police had to shoot an attacker armed with a knife.”

“There were several shots, but I do not know if there is one or multiple squads who fired the shots.”

However, another witness contradicted the original witness and told the Sydsvenskan regional newspaper that the man had run away from the police before being shot.

“The police shouted, ‘Drop the knife, drop the knife.’ He did not listen, but tried to run away, and then they shot at him.”

The man was taken to Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. 

His condition is critical.

The police did not comment on the witness information.

“There is nothing I can say because the incident is being investigated by prosecutors,” said Jimmy Modin, information officer at Skåne police.

Police said that the man is suspected of attempted murder.

Officers cordoned off parts of Gustav Adolf Square, where the incident occurred.

This is the second such incident in the last ten days.

A knife-wielding man was shot by police officers in Stockholm’s Sergel Square last weekend after he attacked officers.