“It’s a little disturbing that a six-year-old is walking around with a knife,” said Jerry Nyberg of the Lidköping police to the Aftonbladet newspaper.
The police were called to a busy street in the centre of the city of Skara, central Sweden, on Tuesday upon hearing that the six-year-old boy had pulled a knife on two other children, wrote the paper.
The incident was sparked when the boy got hold of the girls’ cat and threw it to the ground, which kicked off a verbal argument amongst the group.
It is then alleged that the boy began hitting one of the girls, before producing a knife, wrote the paper.
The two girls, who are both aged 12, then managed to flee the scene, alerting one of their mothers who promptly called the police.
While the boy managed to escape from the scene of the crime, he was eventually identified by the girls.
However the police do not intend to act upon the tip about the knife-wielding six-year-old.
“We’re not going to make something out of this, but we’ll pass it over to the social services,” Nyberg told Aftonbladet.
“It’s startling that six-year-olds can go round with knives, but this case is really about childish foolishness.”