It was at 07.30 o'clock on the Tuesday morning that the police was alerted that a woman had been knifed in the centre of Helsingborg.
the Woman, who is in his 60s, was taken in an ambulance to the hospital. She was being treated for life-threatening injuries, according to Region Skåne. In the afternoon had the woman's condition stabilized, according to police.
arrested a person in his absence, suspected of attempt to murder. The person should, according to previous data be a lonely man who disappeared from the scene of the crime immediately after the deed.
" We have worked with this very intense. Ten minutes after it had happened and we found out that the woman was linked to the jewish congregation, then, we broadened our work, and put the jewish community under surveillance, " says Ewa-Gun Westford, police presstalesperson in the southern region.
the Woman is the active in the jewish congregation of Northwestern Skåne, according to the jewish congregation in Malmö. Församlingslokalerna in Helsingborg and Malmö, have during the day had extra police presence as ”a security enhancement measure.”
that suggests that it has to do with a hate crime or political motives. We see this as an isolated incident and are working hard in order to locate this person that we're interested in, " says Ewa-Gun Westford, police presstalesperson in the southern region.
Aaron Verständig, president of the Jewish centralrådet, say that they are following the developments around the knivdådet carefully.
the police said when we had a meeting with them was that they are not currently able to express itself if there is a hatbrottsmotiv. We are following this situation, and of course we hope that this is not something hatbrottsmotiv, " says Aaron Verständig.
at the Bottom Långvinkelsgatan in Helsingborg detained and investigated by forensic specialists in the morning.
Police are looking for witnesses to the incident, particularly people who were in connection to the crime scene at 07-time on Tuesday morning.