Swedish Foreign Minister dies after stabbing

Anna Lindh, the Swedish foreign minister, died Thursday morning as a result of the injuries she was inflicted when a man attacked and stabbed her at a mall in Stockholm Wednesday afternoon.

11.09.03 09:54

She was stabbed several times and even thought the doctors fought for her life until the early hours Thursday morning, her liver was badly damaged, and she died as a result of the injuries.

The police are still trying to find the suspect.

“We have some suspects, and we will find the guilty,” said Stina Wessling, head of information at the Stockholm police department this morning.

Several hundred police officers worked through the night and checked several addresses in down town Stockholm. According to the Swedish paper Expressen, the tactic used was the same as used in the investigation of the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme in 1986.

Good description of the suspect

“We have received several tips and have a good description of the suspect. I think we will arrest the perpetrator soon,” Wessling stated.

Swedish police is concentrating their hunt for the suspect in Stockholm, but an alarm has been issued across the country. According to the Expressen, the police worked last night with compiling lists over possible perpetrators. Several persons have already been questioned.

Criminals on parole, psychiatric patients and known shoplifters are among the suspects.

“We know of what kind of people who could go through with an action like this. Due to the good description, more police officers have ideas of who it may be,” Wessling said.

The police is looking for a man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a uniform jacket, about 180 cm tall (about 5’10) with long blond hair and bangs. It is not known if the man had political motives for the attack or if he is mentally unstable.

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