Swedish police raid apartment after knife attack

Local authorities say that three people who sustained life-threatening injuries in a knife-attack in the southern Swedish town of Vetlanda were in a stable condition on Thursday (March 4).

The attack on Wednesday (March 3) afternoon is being investigated as attempted murder but investigators are also considering a possible terrorism motive, police said.

Police raided an apartment believed to be the home of the suspect who stabbed and wounded seven people.

A man in his 20s, he is also in hospital after police shot and arrested him.

Public broadcaster SVT said the suspect was a refugee from Afghanistan who arrived in Sweden in 2018. Police declined to comment.

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This local resident says he grew up in the area and has never experienced anything like this.

The police have not identified the suspect but said he was known for minor crimes.

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- Local authorities say that three people who sustained life-threatening injuries in a knife attack in the southern Swedish town of Vetlanda were in a stable condition on Thursday. The attack on Wednesday afternoon is being investigated as attempted murder, but investigators are also considering a possible terrorism motive, police said.

Police raided an apartment believed to be the home of the suspect who stabbed and wounded seven people. A man in his 20s, he is also in hospital after police shot and arrested him. Public broadcaster SVT said the suspect was a refugee from Afghanistan who arrived in Sweden in 2018. Police declined to comment.

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- This local resident says he grew up in the area and has never experienced anything like this.

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- The police have not identified the suspect, but said he was known for minor crimes.