The Bislett attacker stabbed a man at Ankerbrua in 2019 – he was sentenced to compulsory mental care

Ankerbrua policePhoto: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

The man who was killed by the police in Oslo on Tuesday was sentenced to compulsory mental health care in December last year after he stabbed a man at Ankerbrua in 2019.

On the morning of June 4, 2019, the now 33-year-old man stabbed a random man at Ankerbrua at Grünerløkka in Oslo.

The incident that day started with the man, who is originally from Chechnya, setting fire to clothes in the room in the collective where he lived in Thorvald Meyers gate on Grünerløkka. 

Inside the apartment, he then stabbed two women he lived with before stabbing another man in the street. There, the man threatened several people with a knife and ran towards them before stabbing the man at Ankerbrua.

The man was barefoot and with a bare torso during the incident, as was the case during the actions on Tuesday. He was eventually stopped when the police arrived at the scene and shot him with an electroshock weapon. 


During the trial in December last year, the man said that he did not remember any of the incidents. He added that he struggled with major mental illnesses in the weeks before.

He was also under the influence of alcohol and cocaine during the incident.

The experts concluded that the man was psychotic at the time of the crime. The court agreed and sentenced him to compulsory mental health care.

Attacked police officers at Bislett

The man has also been convicted several times before. In 2018, he was sentenced to community service for entering a construction site in an intoxicated state in 2017.

There, he kicked and beat one of the workers, injuring him during the attack. 

The man has also been convicted of an earlier episode at Bislett. In 2014, he provoked and attacked two police officers. In 2015, he was sentenced to 21 days in prison.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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