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Police hunt knifeman after Örebro attack

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A woman in central Sweden is in hospital after having been stabbed in the throat with a sharp object on Wednesday evening.

“She has been stabbed with a sharp object and we have filed a warrant for a suspect's arrest,” confirmed Kenneth Johanneson of the local police to daily Dagens Nyheter (DN).

Police received a call just before 9pm on Wednesday evening. They were quickly on the scene in a residential area of Örebro in central Sweden.

The man and woman involved in the incident are described as “having been in a relationship with each other”. They are both reportedly between 20 and 25 years old.

“They used to be in a relationship but are no longer living together,” said Johanneson to local paper Nerikes Allehanda (NA).

Officers have carried out an extensive search of the area, according to the police:

“We carried out a search at the suspect's house but he wasn't there and there was nothing in the flat that could tie him to the incident,“ Johanneson told DN shortly before midnight on Wednesday.

After carrying out a number of raids in the attempt to locate the suspect, police issued a description of the man to the nearby counties.

Johannneson was not willing to disclose to NA exactly where in western Örebro the incident occurred.

“We are looking for a specific person and I won't tell you where we are searching. I am not telling you any more,“ Johanneson told the paper.

The woman is still in hospital but police say that her injuries are not as severe as was at first believed and that her condition is stable.

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