I think they stabbed each other – now the police are worried

I think they stabbed each other – now the police are worried

In the middle of the afternoon rush hour on Monday, the police received a report of a person stabbed at the Furuset center in Oslo. Shortly afterwards, another stabbed person was found at a nearby address.

Police are also looking for a third person, who they believe was at the scene on Monday evening.

– Do you know who you are looking for?

– Yes. We strongly encourage him to contact the police, says Grete Lien Metlid to TV 2.

She is head of intelligence and investigation in the Oslo police district.

The police believe that the two injured stabbed each other, and have charged the man who was arrested in an apartment a little later with attempted murder.

The man who was found first has been charged with grievous bodily harm.

– They are offended and accused in each case, says Metlid.

CONCERNED: Grete Lien Metlid is concerned after a high number of violent incidents in Oslo in recent weeks. Photo: Rune Blekken / TV 2

– No connection

The investigation so far indicates that there has been some form of relationship between the two men, but it is too early to say what was the background or motive for the incident.

The two accused were born in 2003 and 1998.

– We know something about him from before, says the police chief.

The investigation so far has not revealed any connection between previous episodes of violence in the capital. Just half an hour before the police received the first reports from Furuset, the police responded to another knife incident at Tveita.

– A separate threat case has been opened on that relationship, but we do not put it in the context of what happened at Furuset, says Metlid.

TV 2 has spoken to several people who saw the incident at Furuset. They say they saw two young men fighting outside the entrance to the subway station.

Then they both must have drawn knives.

THE SCENE: The fire service was on site on Monday evening to clean up the bloody crime scene.  Photo: Martin Leigland / TV 2

THE SCENE: The fire service was on site on Monday evening to clean up the bloody crime scene. Photo: Martin Leigland / TV 2

They further say that one was stabbed a number of times before he pulled away and sat down on a bench. The other is also said to have been stabbed, but turned and ran away from the centre.

Soon after, heavily armed police moved into an apartment a few hundred meters from the shopping centre.

The police will try to interrogate the two accused during the day.

– In a troubled period

On both Tuesday and Friday last week, shots were fired at Torshov in Oslo. Although the police do not believe that the various incidents of violence in recent weeks have any connection, the police are concerned about a high level of conflict.

– We are also concerned by several serious cases in a short period of time. We understand that this is frightening for people in the city. It is too early to draw conclusions, but we are probably now in a more troubled period when it comes to conflict lines in the police district. It has the highest priority, and we work preventively to prevent this from escalating, says Metlid.

LARGE FORCES: The police moved out with large crews to Furuset on Monday afternoon.  Photo: Martin Leigland / TV 2

LARGE FORCES: The police moved out with large crews to Furuset on Monday afternoon. Photo: Martin Leigland / TV 2

In addition to investigating the specific cases, her department works with intelligence and analysis against the criminal circles in the city.

– Whether this is due to a generally high level of conflict now or whether it is within what we occasionally see of variations, we must come back to. It has been somewhat quieter this summer, with the exception of the very serious incident in Rosentkrantz street in June, says the police chief.

The police will try to interrogate the two accused during the day.

It is currently being assessed whether the two accused in the Furuset case will be remanded in custody.

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