Dad dies from stabbing at Swedish asylum home
Published: 24 Mar 2016 15:58 GMT+01:00
Police were alerted just after noon on Thursday after a man had arrived at a local doctor’s surgery in the town of Rättvik with serious stab wounds. He died from his injuries shortly afterwards.
“The man was staying in asylum housing nearby, where the incident is also said to have occurred,” said Dalarna police in a statement on their website published around 1.30pm.
Details remained unclear late on Thursday afternoon, with a police spokesperson only telling the TT newswire that judging from the nature of the man’s injuries, they “could not rule out that a crime had taken place”.
“We’ll be interrogating a large number of people who have been close to where this has happened. We have already started that work,” said control room officer Jonas Häll.
No arrests had been made by 4pm, but forensic teams were working at the Turisthotellet premises, a former hotel which was recently converted into refugee accommodation. The first residents, 85 asylum seekers, arrived at the centre late on Monday, according to regional newspaper Dalarnas Tidning.