One Dead In Stabbing During Swedish Political Event: Police
Muhammad Irfan Published July 07, 2022 | 02:00 AM
Stockholm, July 6 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 7th Jul, 2022 ) :Swedish police said Wednesday that a woman in her 60s had been killed in a daylight stabbing on the island of Gotland, where the country's top politicians are gathered for an annual event.
Newspaper Expressen reported that the suspect was believed to have links to the neo-Nazi group NMR, but police would not confirm this.
The victim, was given emergency care at the scene before being taken to a nearby hospital.
"Currently there is an intense investigation under way. Part of that is to establish a motive and background of the arrested," the police chief said.
He added that there were a series of questions they were looking into "since it happened in a very public place, where there was a lot of people in central Visby in the middle of the day."Police did not want to comment on a motive, though Persson conceded that a political motive could not be ruled out at such an early stage of the investigation.
However, police also said they did not believe the incident was linked to the Almedalen Week, an annual event gathering most of Sweden's elite where political parties often present new policy and launch campaigns.