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Three suspects in asylum home stabbing

Updated fredag 4 mars 2016 kl 16.12
Published fredag 4 mars 2016 kl 11.35
"Witness heard screaming"
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Police were called to the asylum residence in Storå after a man was stabbed in the throat. Photo: Alfred Wreeby/Sveriges Radio
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A man was fatally stabbed at this asylum residence in Storå near Örebro. Photo: Alfred Wreeby/Sveriges Radio

Police have arrested three people suspected of fatally stabbing a man in the throat at an asylum-seekers’ residence in central Sweden on Friday morning.

The stabbing took place around 5 a.m. at an asylum-seekers' residence in Storå north of Lindesberg in central Sweden. 

Jonas Edlund, head of news at Swedish Radio's local station P4 Örebro, told Radio Sweden that a witness had heard screaming early Friday morning from an apartment and went to see what was happening. The witness entered the apartment and found the victim, who was bleeding but still alive at that point. The witness apparently alerted the police. 

Three people are suspected of murder, police spokesman Stefan Wickberg told P4 Örebro. One of the suspects first escaped into a forest but was eventually caught by police.

“We received a call at 05:18 about a fight at a residence in Lindesberg. The police found a stabbed and severely wounded man at the location,” said Wickberg.

Swedish Television reported that the victim was brought to hospital and died around 9:30 a.m.

Police are questioning the three suspects and are carrying out a forensic investigation at the residence, according to news agency TT, which also reports that all those involved in the stabbing live at the asylum-seekers' residence. The suspects are apparently all in their thirties and the victim was in his twenties.

Edlund of P4 Örebro said that, according to witnesses, the three suspects and the victims are all Somalis living at the asylum residence.

Angela Gravheden, a department head at the Migration Agency, told Swedish Radio that they have not received much information about the stabbing but that they are currently preparing to send more staff over to the asylum residence.

“What we’re doing now is planning for how to be present near these residents, primarily in order to help and answer questions and to check how our asylum seekers who live nearby are doing,” Graveheden said.

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