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Man held on suspicion of murdering wife

Updated: Police arrested a man in Copenhagen on the suspicion of killing his wife, whose body was found at the couple's home in southern Sweden during the weekend.

Man held on suspicion of murdering wife
Police on the scene. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Danish officers arrested the man in Copenhagen on Sunday evening. His wife was found dead in her own home just north of Ystad, southern Sweden.

Authorities declared that an aggravated violent crime had taken place. 

On Monday, police said the man was suspected of murder, adding that officers were in the process of getting the suspect extradited to Sweden.

The woman, her husband, and their teenage son had all been reported missing last week, reported the Aftonbladet newspaper, and it remains unclear how long she had been dead before a relative found her body on Saturday.

The woman had recently reported her husband for assault.

The crime scene was sealed off for a technical examination on Saturday, but this was halted after a string of shootings in nearby Malmö soon after.

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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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