Injury after an axe-attack is not life-threatening

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The woman who was attacked with an axe and a knife at Svorkmo in Orkdal has no life-threatening injuries.

The 16-year-old who was responsible for the attack was taken into the care of the Health Service, said police.

The woman, who is in her 40s, was attacked by a young boy who was wearing something resembling a Halloween mask. She received injuries to her arms, chest and head, and was taken to Orkdal Hospital.

‘She is not life-threateningly injured’, said ‘vaktleder ‘ Frode Tyvoll of the Crime Guard in Sør-Trøndelag police to news agency NTB.

‘Health Care has received the boy’, he said.

Telephone contact

The police were notified about the incident at approximately 22.00, and at 22.37 two units and an ambulance arrived on site.

Police had contact with both the victim and the perpetrator by phone while they were on their way to the scene of the attack. The teenager was arrested near the house after the police arrived.

‘There was a teenager who rang the doorbell and attacked when the woman opened’, said operations manager Ann Kristin Øie of Sor-Trondelag police.

She added that, ‘The 16 years old wore a headdress that might be related to Halloween.’

She couldn’t say whether there were any witnesses to the incident or whether the victim and perpetrator knew each other.

Witness questioning

Security Director Frode Tyvoll said the boy has not yet been formally questioned, and it is uncertain when that will happen.

‘We have received all the reports during the night and will decide on further investigation tomorrow. Questioning of the victim and any other witnesses will be conducted’, said Tyvoll.

Relatives and child protection services were alerted, police said.

‘The 16-year-old has been accused of what he was arrested for, but an indictment isn’t written yet’, said the head officer.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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