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Man stabs wife to death and injures three

A man was arrested in western Sweden on suspicion of murdering a woman and seriously injuring three people after he went on a rampage in his apartment on Sunday.

“There was blood everywhere, the whole thing felt unreal,” a neighbour told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

The police were alerted at around 4pm on Sunday and arrived at the Alingsås apartment shortlythere and subsequently arrested a man in his forties.

One woman was stabbed to death, most likely with a knife or screwdriver, and children were also involved, police told the paper.

Officers have not yet found any motive for the crime, nor released any information about the extent of the injuries sustained by the three other victims.

All three injured people were taken to hospital and at least one is known to be a child. The woman was in her thirties and her family was not previously known by police.

Forensic investigators cordoned off the area into Sunday evening.

Police have labelled the crime as suspected murder, and have launched an preliminary investigation.

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ALMEDALEN 2022

Attacker ‘severely disturbed’ during stabbing at Swedish political festival

Theodor Engström, the 33-year-old man who stabbed psychiatrist Ing-Marie Wieselgren to death at the Almedalen political festival in July, was seriously psychiatrically disturbed at the time of his attack, forensic psychiatrists have ruled.

Attacker 'severely disturbed' during stabbing at Swedish political festival

According to the Hela Gotland newspaper the Swedish National Board of Forensic Medicine has ruled that the man was so disturbed at the time of his attack he had lost the ability to understand the consequences of his actions, and has as a result recommended that he be given psychiatric treatment rather than a prison term.

The agency said that Engström had still been disturbed at the time he was given psychiatric assessment, and warned that there was a risk that Engström would commit further criminal acts. 

“This is a question which has relevance at a future stage,” said prosecutor Henrik Olin. “It means he cannot be sentenced to jail, but will instead receive psychiatric care. But it is not going to change how the investigation is carried out.” 

READ ALSO: What do we know about the Almedalen knife attack?

Engström stabbed Wieselgren, who worked as psychiatric coordinator for the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, as she was on the way to take part on a discussion at the Almedalen political festival. She died in hospital later that day. 

Engström has admitted to carrying out the attack, telling police that he intended to make a protest against the state of psychiatric healthcare in Sweden. 

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