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Two stabbed to death at Ikea store in Sweden

10.08.2015 From our online archive
Two people were stabbed to death at an Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Vasteras and a third person was wounded, police said on Monday.

(AFP) Two people were stabbed to death at an Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Vasteras and a third person was wounded, police said on Monday.

"Police received a call about wounded people at Ikea ... around 1:00 pm. A man and a woman with stab wounds were found at the scene, they later died of their injuries. Another person is seriously injured. One man has been arrested suspected of murder," a police statement said.

The wounded person is a man aged around 35 who immediately underwent surgery at a local hospital, Eva Lindahl, a spokeswoman for the regional health care authority, stated.

Police disclosed no other information about the identities of the attacker nor the victims.

But local daily VLT, quoting the store manager, reported that the victims were "ordinary shoppers" and the attack took place in the store's kitchen accessories section. 

Swedish television broadcast footage of the store which had been evacuated and was surrounded by police.

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