Knife stabber in reception centers transferred to psychiatric hospital


The man who stabbed two asylum seekers in the reception center Tingvoll in Møre og Romsdal on Wednesday has been mentally ill for some time and has now been admitted.

Two people were taken to hospital with knife injuries to the arms and hands after being attacked by a third man Wednesday afternoon. The injuries are serious, but not life-threatening, according to the newspaper Aura Avis.

The attacker was arrested shortly after the incident on Wednesday and transferred to a psychiatric hospital the following day.

He has been mentally ill for some time. There have been episodes associated with the man before, but these should not have been so serious that it was necessary to intervene, according to the newspaper Romsdals Budstikke.

A fourth man who hurt his foot when he fled from the attacker has been released from the hospital. All four involved are residents at Tingvoll reception center.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today