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Man arrested after hospital scissor attack

Stockholm police have arrested a man on suspicion of stabbing a colleague at Lidingö Hospital on Sunday morning.

Man arrested after hospital scissor attack

The man, who is an employee at the hospital, is suspected of having stabbed a colleague in the chest with a pair of scissors at around 8am on Sunday.

Witnesses spotted the bloodied man outside of the hospital premises on Sunday morning and called the police.

The man was subsequently arrested shortly after 10am at St.Göran’s psychiatric clinic in central Stockholm.

Police reported that the arrest passed off without further incident.

According to media reports the man is also suspected of having taken a stranglehold on another man at the hospital shortly after the scissor attack.

“One has been stabbed in the chest, the other he has grabbed by the throat,” Jonas Palm at Stockholm police told the Aftonbladet daily.

Patients at the hospital were locked in for their own safety while police conducted their search for the suspect.

The victim in the stabbing attack was meanwhile left nursing chest wounds.

The man was taken to Karolinska Hospital in Solna where he is being treated for his injuries. He is reported to be in a stable condition and remained conscious throughout the transfer.

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Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

An erroneous press release published on Friday indicating that Swedish firm Fingerprint Cards had been acquired by Samsung led to a sharp rise in the firm's stock and a criminal investigation once the mistake had been discovered.

Bluff bid for Swedish firm sparks market turmoil

“An investigation has shown that the company followed its routines and was subjected to a deliberate fraud attempt,” business wire service Cision, the firm responsible for publishing the press release, said in a statement on Friday.

Fingerprint Cards, a Gothenburg-based biometric technology firm, issued a denial on its homepage on Friday that it had been acquired by the Korean electronics giant.

“The news in today’s media that Fingerprint Cards AB has been acquired by Samsung is incorrect… What has happened will be reported to the police and to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority,” the firm wrote.

The matter is now being handled by the Swedish Economic Crimes Authority (Ekobrottsmyndigheten) which has opened a preliminary investigation into aggravated fraud.

Trading in the company’s stock was halted as soon as the abnormal share fluctuations were detected on Friday morning and all trades completed between 10.17am and 10.34 have been nullified.

Fingerprint Cards’ stock has been one of the Stockholm exchange’s strongest performers since the turn of the year, having climbed over 320 percent since January 1st.

The latest Apple Iphone incorporates the firm’s fingerprint sensor.

All trades from 10.17am have also been nullified in sector colleague Precise Biometrics, which also climbed steeply on Friday.

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