Sahlin under police guard after attempted home intrusion
At least six police cars and a helicopter responded to an alarm from the home of Swedish Social Democratic Party leader Mona Sahlin Thursday. A police spokesperson said that a black-clad man had tried to open a locked door to the house and was seen running away.
Newspaper reports say Sahlin activated the alarm herself.
Top politicians in Sweden have been under extensive police protection since Prime Minister Olof Palme’s death by gunshot in 1986 on a downtown Stockholm street, and the 2003 stabbing death of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in a shopping center.
Some 30 uniformed officers remained outside Sahlin's home in the Stockholm suburb of Nacka on Thursday afternoon.