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STABBING

Police hunt knifeman after Örebro attack

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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AIRPORT

Six arrested over break-in at Sweden’s Örebro Airport

Six people have been arrested following a break-in at Örebro Airport on Saturday night.

Six arrested over break-in at Sweden’s Örebro Airport
File photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

The alarm was raised just after midnight after both security staff and members of the public observed suspicious activity at the airport, which is served regularly by charter passenger flights and is Sweden's fourth-largest hub for cargo.

“Our patrols arrived just after the suspects had climbed out of one of the aircraft, which they had broken into,” Stefan Dangardt, police press officer in the Bergslagen region, told TT.

The people, four young men and two young women, have been questioned by police. They are suspected of serious theft as well as violation of public security laws, which forbid unauthorised access to sensitive areas such as airports.

Details of what they are suspected of stealing are unclear.

“This is far from terror or sabotage. It’s about youthful stupidity,” Dangardt said.

Five of the suspects were later released and one person remained under arrest. All six remain under suspicion of breaking the law.

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