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Three Swedes accused of murder in Norway stabbing

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Three Swedes accused of murder in Norway stabbing
Police erected a temporary tent outside the entrance of the downtown Kristiansand apartment building. Photo: Erik Schrøder / NTB scanpix
10:47 CEST+02:00
UPDATED: Two women and one man were arrested and hit with preliminary murder charges for the stabbing death of a man in Kristiansand on Thursday night.
Two women in their 20s and a man in his 50s face preliminary murder charges in connection with the stabbing death of a Polish man.
 
All three individuals arrested are residents of Sweden, police said. The Polish victim was described as being in his 40s.
 
“Police received notification at 11.47pm of a stabbing in an apartment in the centre of Kristiansand. We arrived quickly and found a man who had been stabbed. He was taken care of, first by the police and then by ambulance personnel but was pronounced dead at the scene,” operations manager Sveinung Alsaker of the Agder police said. 
 
At a Friday morning press conference, police said that all four people involved in the incident knew each other beforehand. 
 
Police cordoned off the area around the apartment on Kongens Gate and set up a tent outside the entrance. The murdered man was found inside the apartment, but it is unclear whether any evidence was found outside. 
 
“The crime technicians and tactical investigators are working at the scene,” Alsaker said in the early morning hours of Friday. 
 
As of just before noon on Friday, the two arrested women had been questioned by police while investigators were still waiting to speak to the man. None of the three individuals have a prior criminal record in Norway, police said. 
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