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At least two injured in ‘serious crime’ at Malmö upper secondary school

At least two people have been seriously injured at an upper secondary school in the Swedish city of Malmö in what police are describing as "a serious crime".

At least two injured in 'serious crime' at Malmö upper secondary school
Police and paramedics on stand outside Malmö Latinskola. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT

Pupils at Malmö Latinskola told Swedish media that police officers had rushed into the school with their weapons drawn, and that two people had been carried out from the school’s main entrance, and taken away in an ambulance.

“The police came in with weapons drawn and asked everyone to evacuate the school,” one pupil told Swedish state broadcaster SVT. “But we don’t know what had happened.”

Police were called to the school shortly after 5pm, after which it was cordoned off, and surrounded by police cars and ambulances.

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, police were called to the scene to deal with a case of “ongoing deadly violence”.

“We do not have a full picture of the situation. This is something we are working on now,” Rickard Lundqvist, from the Malmö police told the Sydsvenskan newspaper. “Before we properly understand what has happened we do not want to give any more details.”

Fredrik Hemmensjö, the school’s headmaster, told Aftonbladet that the situation was “absolutely terrible”.

“All I know is that the school is facing deadly violence. I wish I know more,” he said from the city of Gothenberg, where he was away on a visit.

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Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

The former politician has been charged on suspicion of murdering his colleague in an apartment south of Stockholm, after police found body parts in three different locations in the capital.

Sweden Democrat politician charged for dismembering colleague

According to the prosecution, the body parts found in plastic bags in central Stockholm came from a man in his 60s murdered in an apartment in Nyköping, south of Stockholm.

The man is said to have been killed by a pistol shot to the head, after which the 60-year-old charged with the murder dismembered the body.

The suspected murderer, who newspaper Expressen reports is a former Sweden Democrat politician, is said to have moved the body parts multiple times, eventually dumping them across the city.

In total, three body parts were found in two different locations – the Karlsberg canal and in the Djurgården park. Not all parts of the body have yet been found.

“We’ve carried out a comprehensive investigation into the victim and the suspect. We can, to some extent, show how and when the suspect moved the body parts,” prosecutor Marina Chirakova told TT.

The victim, who according to Expressen was also a former Sweden Democrat politician, had been friends with the suspected murderer for a number of years. Prosecutors did not comment on the motive behind the murder.

“That will be discussed in the main hearings,” she told TT.

The suspect was taken into custody in November last year after being arrested in Nyköping. He denies the charges, but accepts certain circumstances related to the case.

Upon his arrest, he resigned from his political obligations and his membership was frozen by the Sweden Democrats.

“I don’t want to comment on his stance on the charges or anything he has said,” she further told TT.

The murder is suspected to have taken place between August 30th and September 16th last year.

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