Sweden, a woman was stabbed to death during a traditional political convention
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Sweden, a woman was stabbed to death during a traditional political convention

Terror on the Swedish island of Gotland during the annual political event that brings together the country’s political leaders. The attacker is a neo-Nazi belonging to far-right circles

Moments of terror in Sweden where a man this morning attacked and killed a woman with a knife during the annual political convention ‘Almedalen political festival’ in Visby, on the island of Gotland, where the country’s main political leaders are gathered this week.

“Unfortunately, i can report that the woman died of her injuries,” Fredrik Persson, Gotland Police Chief, told local media at a press conference. The victim, 60, died shortly after hospitalization, her name is not yet known. The motive for the murder still remains to be ascertained.

According to the local newspaper Aftonbladet, the 33-year-old man, who was immediately arrested, is a neo-Nazi active in far-right propaganda Nmr. The police at the moment did not specify the motive for the gesture and did not speak of political motivations but nothing is excluded yet.

The crime scene during the annual Almedalen political festival in Visby, Sweden

According to one testimony, the man was stopped after being pushed and thrown to the ground by a 69-year-old pensioner. Lars Reuterberg, said he heard someone shout “stop him” and saw the 30 / year old jump over a fence. “I saw him, I thought he snatched a purse or something. He wasn’t big, he was certainly not a bodybuilder, so he ignored it for a while. Then when he passed me, I pushed him hard. “.

The crime scene during the annual Almedalen political festival in Visby, Sweden