An Australian man who had only been living in Sweden for a short time was fatally stabbed in Gothenburg, but managed to walk several hundred metres along a street before collapsing. The 30-year-old was found by police in Odinsplatsen, a public space in the middle of the city of *Gothenburg, at 4.50am on Wednesday morning.
SBS (h/t Sara S) He was suffering severe spinal and abdominal injuries and later died in hospital. Police believe the assault may have taken place in Drottningtorget, closer to Gothenburg’s central station, several hundred metres from where the man was found.
Commissioner Ben Wahlin said there was “absolutely nothing” in the man’s background to indicate he would be the victim of such a brutal crime. “We do not understand why just this man was hit. We are working on interviewing friends and relatives,” he said. (Well duh! How about he was walking in a Muslim No Go Zone?)
The dead man moved to Gothenburg in the last European summer and had a Swedish girlfriend. He was born and raised in Australia.
*In the Swedish city of Gothenburg, Muslim youth have been hurling petrol bombs at police cars. In the city’s Angered district, where more than 15 police cars have been destroyed, teenagers have also been pointing green lasers at the eyes of police officers, some of whom have been temporarily blinded.
In Gothenburg’s Backa district, youth have been throwing stones at patrolling officers. Gothenburg police have also been struggling to deal with the problem of Muslim teenagers burning cars and attacking emergency services in several areas of the city.