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Knife-wielding 12-year-old attacks police officer

TT/The Local/dl · 15 Feb 2012, 07:06

Published: 15 Feb 2012 07:06 GMT+01:00

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The incident erupted when two experienced police officers arrived to carry out a request from social services to apprehend the boy's 13-year-old brother.

Suddenly, the 12-year-old little brother, armed with a knife, attacked the officers.

“From our point of view, this was a routine assignment. It usually doesn't lead to any trouble,” police spokesperson Mats Eriksson told the TT news agency.

But this time, police unexpectedly found themselves in the midst of a fight after placing the 13-year-old in the squad car.

Without warning, the 12-year-old attacked one of the officers with a knife, prompting several other bystanders to join the melee.

“The officer managed to disarm him, but was injured in the process. At the same time, the other officer ended up on the ground where he received a number of kicks and punches,” said Eriksson.

The officers were taken to hospital for treatment, but were released later in the day.

They returned to the police station where they were interviewed about what happened.

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The 13-year-old boy was taken into custody according to plan, and taken to a juvenile care facility, according to Eriksson.

The 12-year-old younger brother who attacked police was interviewed by police before being handed over to social services.

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

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08:43 February 15, 2012 by Dazzler
Yep, pat him on the head and send him on his way.

Morons! The police force and judicial system here is completely inept.
09:11 February 15, 2012 by zooeden
A couple of pedagogic slaps in the past may have this little boy to behave but since everybody is soooooo scared of a slap or two to the kids then here you go: monsters who dont recognize authority...

We should send them to correctionals regardless the age so they think things in the future, there you go a hero amongst his friends and tomorrow when he is 18 a cop killer...
09:43 February 15, 2012 by this_aint_sparta
"prompting several other bystanders to join the melee"

what does this mean ?
10:02 February 15, 2012 by bourgeoisieboheme
In America... they would of shot the kid. Maybe that would of been a blessing for the future citizens this kid will rob, stab, etc.
11:16 February 15, 2012 by Migga
@ this_aint_sparta

It means that other people nearby joined in and attacked the police. It means that in Sweden there are some areas where parallel societies have been created, Parallel societies with immigrants. Immigrants who don`t hesitate to turn violent against police, ambulance, firemen or Swedes.
11:34 February 15, 2012 by Terri85
I just can't understand. If nearly every second Swede is against immigration policies your country currently carries out and anything connected with it, why dont you express yourself and let the government know about the public opinion.
11:39 February 15, 2012 by Åskar
@bourgeoisieboheme: "they would of shot", "Maybe that would of been"

What kind of language is that?
13:52 February 15, 2012 by Borilla
Clearer reporting would eliminate speculation. The Nazis assume this happened in an "immigrant" area and that "immigrants" attacked the police. The bleeding hearts worry that the little flower may have been injured during his attack. And the social services give the kid back his knife and send him home. WHO was the kid? WHAT was done to insure the police got the assistance they needed when they were attacked? WHEN will the attackers be prosecuted? WHERE did this happen exactly? And HOW did the system come to this sad situation?
14:25 February 15, 2012 by BritVik
Anonymity is the key in Sweden, a 12-year-old, a 32-year-old, it also seems to border on 'person' instead of gender, too. Hence a 12-year-old, in Sweden. That is about your lot. No doubt, too, the 12-year-old will as has been mentioned, get his knife back, be told to be a good boy in future, and that will be the end of it. It makes you wonder where the judiciary are with respect to everyday life- Cloud No.9 perhaps. Who would be a policeman today? Not me.
14:28 February 15, 2012 by grov_kvinnofridskrankning
@bourgeoisieboheme: Its the American. I hope your asking cause you sound stupid?
14:53 February 15, 2012 by this_aint_sparta
The country from where I belong, no one no matter how big underworld mafia king he is dont find the balls to mess with cops, coz then cops put the law aside and then, man they know how to hurt really bad, they really bully the guy and his friends for the next 10 years. How come in sweden they can get away after beating police men, bring police from around the country. storm the getto and beat the sh!t out of every adult there untill they single out the guy who did it, I can promise no mob will ever attack a police man again, coz they will know there are rats among them who cannot take more then one heavy boot in the stomach and will spit out the names.
15:06 February 15, 2012 by Tanskalainen
@this_aint_sparta Where is this paradise?
15:45 February 15, 2012 by StockholmSam

Sounds like you live in a police state. Or 1940's era Berlin. Enjoy it while it lasts.
16:06 February 15, 2012 by strixy

It's phonetic transcription used by uneducated English speakers. Utterly moronic.
16:50 February 15, 2012 by Dazzler
Yay grammar police!!!

The last bastion of the mentally defunct.

Perhaps one should not be so critical of posters on a international website.
20:18 February 15, 2012 by godnatt
The fact that in these "diverse" neighborhoods "bystanders" feel free to assault the police while future rocket scientists attack them with knives means something is seriously wrong with Swedish policing.

A few justified shootings in cases like this would do the trick nicely, but of course, the Swedish police would rather curl up in a ball and be beaten by than defend themselves or the rule of law.
20:41 February 15, 2012 by Hunner1210
10 year old girl stabbed in the neck, mom drowns her 2 sons in a lake, old man attacked with an axe in the streets, burglar eats people's pet birds, bicyclist forced off bicycle and raped, cannibal-man and vampire-woman want to marry in their psychiatric facility, multiple UNKNOWN shootings in Malmo (All of these being just in the last month)- Sweden is going crazy! What do they think this is? America?!
21:39 February 15, 2012 by swedejane
It's true: in the US this kid would probably have 6 rounds of ammunition in him for pulling a knife on a cop. Hopefully they can rehabilitate him before he grows up and has settled into this violent manner.
22:29 February 15, 2012 by Kublai
It will come to a point when we have to either hand over our country to the muslims or take it back by force. I personally think Sweden will chose alternative number 1.
22:58 February 15, 2012 by mcarroll1
Rinkeby has been created by Swedes as a dumping ground for immigrants. No wonder the rule of law is not respected. It will only get worse and become a virtual no go area for police and other state authorities. Not easy to fix this. You have to engage with the leaders in this society, empower them to take control of the gangs and hire a few police from within the community who will have some streed cred and respect - at least will know what is happening in the community. Otherwise the hordes will be at the gates of Ostermalm soon - I can hear the trembling of Champagne glasses in Sturehof.
22:59 February 15, 2012 by Vill
@ Kublai

I am afraid you are correct. That particular group is notorious for settling in and then using the laws of the land against the country in order to change it into the cesspool from where they escaped.

I wonder if the parents will sue the police for damage done to the child's foot and hand while the child punched and kicked the police officers.
03:13 February 16, 2012 by volvoman9
@Askar It's trailer bonics. Something akin to Ebonics but spoken by white folks. Sort of like 'Dajeet yit' ( Did you eat yet?)

mcarroll 1and Terri85 are the only posters who have said anything of substance here. It's true that immigrants desire to have the standards of living found in the west but fail to comprehend that it is their culture that separates them from us and trying to import it to the country to which they choose to emigrate will foster the prejudice they cultivate. Send em back if they won't assimilate.
03:46 February 16, 2012 by Trenatos
There is too little information in this article to really form an opinion, though the simple fact that police officers were attacked by bystanders is bad enough.
05:10 February 16, 2012 by rise
What do the police have guns for? Shoot the attackers down!
05:30 February 16, 2012 by TheWatchman

This. So much. I'm not a Swedish citizen, but if I was, I'd sure make my voice heard. Also, why didn't the police shoot the kid in the foot at least? Would they get sent to prison for defending themselves?
19:46 February 17, 2012 by Rod Munch
More vibrance and enrichment.
22:50 February 17, 2012 by hjoian
@volvoman9 "send em back if they dont assimilate", what is your definition of assimilate? There are many immigrants in Sweden who have done everything "by the book", as directed by the state, and where does that get them? Until part of the assimilation process is changing the skin colour and changing your name to Svensson,many immigrants are just not accepted. You cant assimilate into a country when its society turns its back on you, no matter how well you speak Swedish or well educated.......

Not enough details in the story to make a real judgement.
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