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Three men held after attack on refugee centre

The Local · 16 Oct 2012, 17:48

Published: 16 Oct 2012 17:48 GMT+02:00

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"All three are previously known to the police," said Johanna von Wowern of the Västmanland County to news agency TT.

One person was reportedly injured in the attack, according to a journalist who was on the scene from the local Bärgslagsbladet Arboga Tidning newspaper; however this information is yet to be confirmed by police.

According to local news website magazin24, witnesses saw the three men drinking alcohol, throwing bottles at the centre and even assaulting people inside.

Local police officers were at the centre for two hours following the incident, which occurred around 12.30pm on Tuesday.

“We have received information that some people have left the scene and that there was a lot of broken glass after an incident in the area. We are searching for them with dogs,” said Åsa Hedin of the local police to the paper shortly after the incident.

“We’re in the process of investigating what has happened, in detail. I don’t know at this point if someone has been injured,” she said.

The police subsequently arrested three suspects, aged 31, 28 and 27. Officers are as of yet unaware of any motive for the attack.

This is not the first time a refugee centre in the area has been targeted. In January this year, large parts of the Migration Board's housing facility in Arboga were damaged in a fire. At the time, 66 people were evacuated and three brought to hospital after breathing in smoke.

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Officers investigating the incident could not find any natural causes for the fire and didn't rule out that it could be arson.

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18:56 October 16, 2012 by whoye
Comment removed by The Local for breach of our terms.
19:35 October 16, 2012 by jostein

Personally, i do not impose myself in companies where i am not wanted. Good advice.
20:11 October 16, 2012 by intrepidfox
whoye seems like a racist. If you hate Sweden so much then leave.
21:05 October 16, 2012 by Iraniboy

Perfect! I've read many of your comments and I wonder how you live in Sweden! Do you express at work/school, all you usually write here? Because most Swedes will react very angrily to this and the rest will keep a distance from you. How difficult is it for you to live here?
21:12 October 16, 2012 by Richard Head
@Iraniboy- Not to speak for Jostein but he's been here longer than you and your invader friends. 2nd of all, 57% of Swedes support SD's immigration policy. So perhaps you should look up some facts before opening your trap.
21:28 October 16, 2012 by pappabear
Well done...you've managed to blame the victim! Classic! Prod the poor dog till it bites and then call it dangerous and have it put down...

I'd say the vast majority of opinions expressed on this site relating to news stories involving immigrants are racist in nature. It has made me re think my very generous opinion of the Swedish people and worry for my non white friends and family when they come here to visit me from the UK. So when immigrants do "snap", don't be so surprised with such obnoxious mock offense...and as for the term "invader friends", jesus wept, you need to learn some primary school history.
21:37 October 16, 2012 by Iraniboy

Did I say she has been here shorter than me?!! That would even make my point stronger to wonder how difficult it can be for him/her to stay here! I have been among Swede long enough to see how aggressively they react to people like you and jostein so I was just wondering how difficult it can be for such a person to live in Sweden!
21:56 October 16, 2012 by jostein

Dear hostile. As i said in my comment, i do not impose myself upon others. Neither do i lie or make myself out to be something im not. I do not do theatre, for better and for worse. However, one of the most annoying traits of normal swedes is a fear of conflict and a total aversion to arguing. I very much dislike this but i respect it. And refrain from imposing on my fellow swedes. So, even if you are right that my opinions are difficult to digest for many swedes, it rarely comes to that. And 99% of swedes are scared away by just scratching my surface. Swedes are a strange and roundabout people. But they are my people.
21:57 October 16, 2012 by Svensksmith

From your most enlightening post you sound like such a reasonable and cultured intellectual that I am sure you and your many offspring will so greatly enrich Sweden's society. Maybe they'll throw you a parade.
22:23 October 16, 2012 by pappabear

and just what kind of reasoned and cultured intellectual response do you think it was being given by the 3 pissed up Swedes attacking people already fleeing violence and war even. Do you want to throw them a parade? One immigrant has the temerity not to be so completely grateful for their often terrible treatment here and you get so aggressive. Shame on you.
03:42 October 17, 2012 by Svensksmith
Well, PB, I don't think I mentioned the 3 pissed up Swedes in my response. But as long bring it up, I think they are 3 drunk idiots.

And I think whoye calling all Swedes inbred cunts is a jerk with a big chip on his shoulder. But if you want to throw him a parade go right ahead.
05:52 October 17, 2012 by Alexey-nsk
All the refugees themselves have brought their country to the mud and destruction. Now these people are coming to you in Sweden, you fed them and respect their ancient traditions. However, most of these people do not respect your drevnietraditsii while you are feeding them with their work.

08:32 October 17, 2012 by RobinHood

Swedes (with the notable exception of these three drunks), are usually extremely calm, tolerant and polite people. Svensksmith's analysis is correct; Whoye and his relatives would find it very difficult to settle here, and would be much happier settling in a culture more suited to his repugnant personality.
10:14 October 17, 2012 by towns
"I'd say the vast majority of opinions expressed on this site relating to news stories involving immigrants are racist in nature. It has made me re think my very generous opinion of the Swedish people and worry for my non white friends and family when they come here to visit me from the UK." - pappabear

No need to get so melodramatic. You do realize the majority of commentators here are not actually from Sweden? Most are ex-pats or immigrants from other Western countries (USA, Canada, UK, etc).
10:41 October 17, 2012 by Alexey-nsk
There is no problem color. There is a problem of culture.

Cultured, educated man does not wake irritation (with some exceptions). Skin color does not matter white, black, yellow - and maybe even a green or purple.
11:04 October 17, 2012 by napoleon
As Alexey-nsk says. All ( most ) refugees have brought their country to the mud and destruction and this is a fact. I will add to this that if the goverment do not stop this massive import , Sweden will face pain and violence . I my self come from abroad and can judge from the distance the real situation , and the real situation is that the vast mayority of inmigrants have not RESPECT for the country that feeds them and furthermore do not contribute to thecountry,s wealth.
11:04 October 17, 2012 by pappabear
@ Towns

melodramatic, no...pissed off, yes. I am aware the derrr, this an English language site, but nevertheless many opinions are expressed from a Swedish-born perspective and often run to the classic and smug self fulfilling prophecies of "look we knew they would be criminals" when the integration into society is none existent and the employers generally racist....It is very difficult thing to achieve and by no means at all has the UK managed this. On the contrary. But if you consider yourself a civilised and sophisticated nation then the challenge should be met. Your record of helping refugees during the 2nd World War is heartening and these times are not so difficult...possibly, possibly they will be.

@ Alexey-nsk ...of course it is a matter of skin tone. Don't be so naive. I have been chased by Nazi saluting idiots here just because I have (some!) dark hair...they didn't wait to check my lengthy Curriculum Vitae before they charged!
11:28 October 17, 2012 by Uncle

Wanna see something funny? Just for the fun sake, dress like a religious Jew and take a stroll in the centre of Malmö. You will see how the poot little victims behave. Hillarious. I propose that you record it and then put it on Youtube like a belgian journalist did when she was walking on the streets of Brussels and got abused by islamic guests every 50 meters.

Then whoye will tell you that it is obvious that you are a racist (otherwise you would not provoke poor little victims with your blatant jewish outlook) and blame:

1) Racist swedish society that are the cause of this behaviour.

2) Israel. Because it is modern and valid when talking about Jews in general.

3) USA. Because of slavery/aggressive invasions/passive non-invasions

4) Europe. Because of crusades.

5) Jews as such. Because why would they walk around unchecked with their zionism in the heads?

BTW, did you hear that a cross from Barcelonas logo was removed and Swiss ailines are sued for an attack on islam for praising the cross on their airplane tail? Good job there. Continue in the same victim behaviour.
15:12 October 17, 2012 by rise
Maybe the would be 'refugees' should start flee Sweden, seek asylum somewhere - apparently Sweden is a danger for them?

Oh, and yes of course I am a racist as well as you are a racist. There, no need of accusing me - nor you - of being such now.
19:36 October 17, 2012 by Flygger
I live in the UK and there is an immigration problem.

By all accounts it seems immigrants do not choose to integrate into our society and prefer to remain secular.

They come here requesting refugee status to escape the barbaric laws and as soon as they are here try to impose the same barbaric laws upon our communities. Shia is just one example and the dishonourable honour killings is another. As for caste segregation ??

No point having a wishywashy government that just keels over and kowtows to these undesirables.

Use your vote at the next election as the citizens of France and Germany have done.

The German Chancellor has declared that integration does not work and they were sadly mistaken for thinking it would have. Not by the failing of the German people but the failing of immigrants who steadfastly refuse to integrate whilst draining Germany and the tax payer of wealth.
00:21 October 18, 2012 by rise
Integration does not work because no one is interested in integrating in the first place. They are oppressors with one intention only. Oppressing.

Allahu Akbar! Oh but how "racist" of me! I meant God is [the] Greatest, of course. Anyway, isn't that how they say it when justifying evil misdeeds?
05:01 October 18, 2012 by nathan45
I read on the local the other day about a "refugee" that was arrested for terror offences. My point is that many of these people are dangerous they are drain on our money and lets be honest with our selves here would any country these guys come from take us in as refugees if there was a disaster war etc. I think not!
09:04 October 18, 2012 by rise

"However, one of the most annoying traits of normal swedes is a fear of conflict and a total aversion to arguing."

I don't agree but find it purely a myth. Often it's like the only thing people are doing is arguing! However if a Swede doesn't KNOW you he/she doesn't CARE and won't bother with you (why argue over something/someone you don't even care about?). To "make a stand"? Ridiculously... just move on to more important things.
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