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Sweden. Father suspected of knife wounding and throwing children from balcony, one child dead

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The 45-year-old father is suspected of wounding two children with a knife and then throwing them from a balcony from a height of about 15 meters, Swedish police said. They were transported by helicopter to the hospital. On Monday, it was reported that the younger victim had died as a result of his injuries.

Late Sunday evening, police officers were called to an estate in the Haesellby district of western Stockholm, where seriously injured several-year-old children were found under one of the blocks. They were transported by helicopter to the hospital. On Monday, it was reported that the younger victim had died as a result of his injuries.

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Seriously injured several-year-old children were found in a housing estate in the Haesellby district of western Stockholm, under one of the apartment blocksJonas Ekstromer / PAP / EPA

Father suspected of throwing children from the balcony

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As reported by a spokeswoman for the local police, Helena Bostroem Thomas, his father was arrested on the spot, who wounded himself with a knife. The man is suspected of murder and attempted murder. In connection with the case, the mother of the children was also detained. So far, the motive of the crime is unknown.

According to research by the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, infanticide is extremely rare. The perpetrators of such an act are most often diagnosed with a mental illness: depression, psychosis or personality disorder.

Main photo source: Jonas Ekstromer / PAP / EPA



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