A “Swedish” “youth” is facing a charge of attempted murder for an unprovoked stabbing attack against a policeman last summer. Like so many “youths” who have recently arrived in Europe, the alleged perp in this case turns out to be somewhat over the age of majority. What a surprise!
Many thanks to Anton for translating this article from Aftonbladet:
Prosecuted for attempted murder against police — video proves the knife attack
A young man has been charged with the attempted murder of the police officer Ted Eriksson in Björn’s Garden at the end of August.
The evidence consists, among other things, of surveillance videos.
“You see events unfolding where the person runs forward towards the policeman and stabs him in the throat and neck,” said the prosecuting attorney Daniel Suneson.
On August 31, the police officer Ted Eriksson was stabbed in the neck when he was patrolling in Björn’s Garden at Medborgarplatsen in central Stockholm.
Ted Eriksson was able to leave the hospital the same day, but said a week after the knife attack that he was in “extreme pain”.
The suspected offender has now been charged.
“We are prosecuting a man for attempting to kill officer Ted Eriksson at Björn’s Garden on August 31 last year. The charge is attempted murder,” said the chamber prosecutor Daniel Suneson.
The man denies the allegations of assassination, according to prosecutors, who demand that the man be deported.
The surveillance film apparently proves the murder attempt
The man was arrested on the spot and was booked on suspected attempted murder on the same day. The Stockholm police said that the attack seemed apparently completely unprovoked.
“The perpetrator approached from the rear and they did not know each other before that day. We do not know anything about any underlying motive,” said prosecutor Daniel Suneson.
Evidence includes witnesses and police officers’ observations, as well as surveillance videos that, according to prosecutors, show the entire course of events.
“You see the event develop, where the person runs forward to the policeman and stabs him the throat and neck. It’s uncertain as yet how this will be classified, whether it’s an attempted murder or something else,” said Daniel Suneson, chamber prosecutor.
There is a lot of uncertainty about the perpetrator’s age. He himself stated that he was 17 when the event took place. But information in the investigation has indicated that he is older than that, and after a medical examination using X-rays, it has been found that he was 18 years old as of the event, the Prosecutor’s office stated.
“At the hearing, I will provide evidence that he will be judged as a person over 18, an adult,” said Daniel Suneson.
Prosecuted for crimes in high school
The young man who is now being prosecuted was arrested on September 2, 2017, and was detained until October 18th. Since that time, he has been in a SiS [psychiatric] residence for young people in Uppsala.
“It is a secure treatment home for young people who have been convicted of various crimes, and which is an alternative option to detention. It’s a slightly easier place to be in custody I would say, but still locked,” said Daniel Suneson.
In addition to the assassination attempt, the man is charged with assault and unlawful threats on August 25, as well as assault on August 29. The events had taken place at Tyresö Gymnasium, against two different students at the school.
“He had begun school at Tyresö high school a few days before. I have no indication that he has been expelled from school; I do not know exactly what action was taken by the school,” said the police prosecutor Daniel Suneson.
Another person is also suspected of the assault on 29 August.
The translator adds:
It might be worth mentioning that the guy is being housed in a residential home, which looks like any picture postcard Scandinavian holiday home (photos here).