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'I'm going to kill a child at a daycare'

TT/Rebecca Martin · 2 Mar 2012, 12:21

Published: 02 Mar 2012 12:21 GMT+01:00

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"I believe, with all seriousness, that within the next two weeks I'm going to a kill a child at a daycare," the man wrote in a posting published on February 29th on the Flashback internet forum.

"The desire in me is so strong that I've already bought to knives and take a walk past the daycare almost everyday in hope of learning their schedule.

"My thought is that would be a lot easier to carry out the killing outdoors, then I can just climb over a fence and there's no door that needs to be forced opened."

After the 23-year-old revealed his murder plans on Flashback, another user managed to get in contact with him and tip the police off as to his identity.

On Friday morning, police raided the man's apartment.

“When we arrived at the flat we found two knives that he had just bought. According to the man they were for killing a child,” said Stephan Söderholm of the Lund police to local paper Sydsvenskan.

In addition to the newly purchased weapons, police also found a syringe filled with nicotine that the man reportedly planned to use to kill himself if he failed in his murder plan.

The man, who is previously known to the police, has voiced a wish to be admitted to a secure psychiatric ward but the local psychiatric treatment facility refused him entry and he has therefore been arrested by the police.

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A demand for his immediate remand into custody will now be made on suspicion of preparing to commit murder.

TT/Rebecca Martin (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

12:54 March 2, 2012 by whoye
"A 23-year-old man who was planning a murder at a child at a daycare in Lund in southern Sweden has been arrested after revealing his intentions" i guess there is a check proof after all
13:03 March 2, 2012 by Mark737408
"planning a murder at a child at a daycare " fail .
13:08 March 2, 2012 by Exiled
Thank God for the internet.
13:12 March 2, 2012 by wolverine2k
Kill that bastard instead!
13:48 March 2, 2012 by SimonDMontfort
It sounds pretty scary
14:00 March 2, 2012 by Dazzler
Sitting here wondering how long until someone says he can be cured in the hospital and lead a normal life. Vermin like this need to be eviscerated.
16:14 March 2, 2012 by Frobobbles
It was nice of him to inform us of his plans and gives his name and address.
16:57 March 2, 2012 by Asimullahkhan
The root causes should be identified... the mental cases are getting more..

quality of life should be improved..
18:19 March 2, 2012 by Lemanic
Flashback Forum is like 4chan in terms of clientele and discussion quality. Not surprised at all really. Just Sayin'
21:25 March 2, 2012 by stevo1
sounds like a desperate ploy for a man knowing he's not thinking straight considering

"The man, who is previously known to the police, has voiced a wish to be admitted to a secure psychiatric ward but the local psychiatric treatment facility refused him entry and he has therefore been arrested by the police. "

He voiced it online, allowed another to identify him to tip off police = cry for help.
21:50 March 2, 2012 by OUIJA
One thing for sure: He already stopped being a wanabe stupid; he is already one. TL forgot to mention that he invited his friends to a party to inform them the details of his murdering plans. Police included.
12:09 March 3, 2012 by BillyB
@ Mark737408

" fail ."

Space between fail and the full stop..fail
22:11 March 3, 2012 by cattie
"he voiced a wish... to be admitted to a secure psychiatric ward but the local psychiatric treatment facility refused him entry. "

He knew he needs psychiatric treatment. He was refused care. He knows he's a danger to others and himself. Mentally ill but not stupid. So he does a cost/benefit analysis. Minimal consequences if he commits a crime, no matter how heinous. There is no chance for locked ward, UNLESS he is fast-tracked for some reason. If he publicly threatens to commit a crime he can no longer be denied. BINGO, you just got yourself psychiatric care.

All these people who think Swedish healthcare system is "the dream" have never had to deal with the large cracks in the system.
10:04 March 4, 2012 by entry
This seems like a plea for help by a desperate person in dire need of psychiatric care and monitoring.
15:25 March 4, 2012 by zooeden
psycho who in a couple of years comes out and kills a child and prosecutors were afraid it could happen... And the SOS services when noticed never arrived at the scene. So be it!!!
17:02 March 4, 2012 by doesntmatter
The real hero in this horrible matter is the one who tiped the police.

Only a mentally ill guy can think about killing a child.

I hope there are a lot more of people who actually care, like this guy who stoped one more tragedy in this mad world.
10:23 March 5, 2012 by spo10
he is insane. good thing another person from that forum reported the police immediately.
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