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Police shoot man carrying sword

Nov. 11, 2012 at 12:03 PM   |   Comments

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Stockholm, Sweden, shot a sword-wielding man who allegedly threatened several taxis and police officers, officials said.

Police received several calls Saturday evening from people who said a man armed with a sword was attacking taxis, The Local.se reported.

Police were dispatched to the scene shortly after 11 p.m.

"They met a male person around 25 years old who appeared psychologically unstable. He waved a sword towards the taxi vehicles and the public. He then attacked the police unit," Mikael Ericsson at Stockholm police told the Aftonbladet daily newspaper. "They were forced to open fire and shot him in the arm."

The man, whose name was not reported, was shot in the arm then rushed to a hospital where he was under police guard.

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