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Man shot dead in Lund

A man was shot dead in Lund in southern Sweden late on Christmas Eve. Police have arrested one suspect as inquiries continued.

Man shot dead in Lund
Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
Police were alerted to the scene in the Norra Fäladen residential area in Lund at 22:40pm.
 
"We received the call that a man was shot and lay outdoors," said Marie Keismar, duty officer at Skåne police told the TT news agency.
 
The man was taken to hospital but his life could not be saved and he died of his wounds.
 
One person has been arrested and has been taken to the police station. The suspect was interviewed during the night, but police would not comment on what he said.
 
The man was arrested near the crime scene, shortly after the police arrived.
 
"A suspect was arrested without any drama shortly thereafter in the vicinity," said Calle Persson at Skåne police to TT.
 
According to a report in the Expressen daily, the victim sustained at least one shot to the chest. The newspaper also reported that a gun was found near the crime scene.

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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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