Bergåker outside Sundsvall

Armed man taken into custody

A mentally ill man in his forties earlier barricaded himself in a flat in Österö, west of Sundsvall, but has now given himself up to police, local newspaper Sundsvall Tidning reports. He was previously reported to have been carrying an AK4 military rifle. Police negotiated with the man for several hours to convince him to give himself up, so that he can be returned to a psychiatric unit.

Police add that the earlier rumours of the rifle were untrue.

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