Iraqi stabbed in the neck at Dikemark asylum center

Dikemark asylum centerDikemark asylum center.Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB scanpix

A 36-year-old man from Iraq was injured after being stabbed in the neck at Dikemark asylum center. A 28-year-old man from Sudan has been arrested.


The police sent many patrols to the asylum center after the attack, which occurred Thursday afternoon.

“We got a message a little before 14:00. A man has been stabbed in the neck with a sharp object. He was conscious when he was transported in an ambulance to the hospital. But it’s too early to say if he has life-threateningly injuries,” said operations manager Marianne Heidenstrøm at the Oslo police district to VG just after the incident.

The alleged perpetrator was arrested and drove to court. According to Budstikka, he is a 28-year-old man from Sudan who came to Norway in 2014. The injured person is a 36-year-old man from Iraq who came to Norway in 2015.

Police deputy leader Brian Skotnes announced to the newspaper that the man was stabbed in the neck area and that there was glass shards in the wound. The object used was not a knife. The police have taken into possession of a cup splattered with blood.

So far, no motive for the attack has been revealed. The police listened to witnesses on Thursday afternoon – both employees and asylum seekers. In addition, Crime scene technicians, as well as a police dog, were in place to search for the item that was used in the attack, Budstikka writes.


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