The attack occurred earlier this summer during Metaltown, a hard rock festival in Gothenburg. The 23-year-old attended the festival, and when leaving chose to take a cab back together with two friends, according to the newspaper Expo.
When they arrived to their destination, however, instead of bringing out his wallet the 23-year-old brought out his knife and pressed it against the driver’s throat.
The 23-year-old is an active member of the Nazi organization Right Wing Resistance, reports Expo. The organization is originally from New Zealand, but a few members have started up a local wing in Sweden.
The cab driver was stuck in the driver’s seat during the attack, with the seatbelt still attached, and was unable to free himself as the knife-wielding 23-year-old attacked him.
In the court room he said that as he pleaded for his life, the 23-year-old allegedly responded “You don’t understand anything, the idea is to slaughter you”.
As the cab driver finally succeeded in fleeing, he managed to alert police and an ambulance to the scene.
Despite the 23-year-old denying all crimes, the district court sentenced him to 3 years in prison for the attack.