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Two killed in knife attack at IKEA in Sweden; two arrested
August 10, 2015 / 12:32 PM / 2 years ago

Two killed in knife attack at IKEA in Sweden; two arrested

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A man and a woman were killed and a third injured in a knife attack at an IKEA store in the Swedish city of Vasteras on Monday and two suspects were arrested, police said.

A police car is seen in front of an Ikea store in Vasteras, central Sweden, August 10, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Kruger/TT News Agency

One of the suspects was apprehended at the scene and the second, who was seriously injured, was picked up at a hospital a few hours later, commanding police officer Per Agren said at a press conference. How he was injured was not clear.

The suspects were two men born in 1992 and 1979 who probably knew each other, Agren said. They had no connection with the victims and the motive for the attack was not known, he said.

Officers were called to the store at 1 p.m. (0700 ET) and found three people with knife injuries, police spokesman Per Stromback told reporters outside the IKEA outlet about an hour west of the capital, Stockholm.

The 35-year-old man had life-threatening injuries, Vasteras hospital head nurse Lena Moren told the public broadcaster SVT.

Vasteras newspaper VLT posted a video on its website it said was of police wrestling the suspect to the ground in a bus shelter.

The victims had been shopping at IKEA and were known to each other, police said.

Reporting by Simon Johnson, Daniel Dickson and Johan Sennero; Editing by Larry King

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