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Bigamist Swede prompts jealous wife drama

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Bigamist Swede prompts jealous wife drama
The knife in the picture is not the knife mentioned in the article
16:37 CEST+02:00
A woman from southern Sweden has been arrested on suspicion of preparation of murder after being apprehended by officers on the way to her bigamist husband's first wife, armed with a knife.

The Malmö man allegedly told his 21-year-old second wife that he was already married, but promised that he would divorce his first wife as soon as possible, the local Skånskan newspaper reports.

According to the paper, the first wife was unaware her errant husband had tied the knot a second time.

Getting increasingly tired of waiting for her new husband to dissolve his first marriage, the 21-year-old picked up a kitchen knife and said she'd go to her rival's house to get rid of her.

Police were alerted and apprehended the woman on Monday on the way to her would-be victim.

However, according to Skånskan, the woman told police during an interrogation that she had had no intention to do the other woman any harm.

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Rather, the intent was solely to frighten her husband into action.

Police must have believed her, as she was later released pending the preliminary investigation.

The matter is being treated as preparation to murder, but according to the paper, no report of bigamy has been filed as of yet.

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