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Man arrested for biting off son's finger, two men escape from prison

Jan. 1, 2014 at 9:23 AM

KRISTINEHAMN, Sweden, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Police in western Sweden said they arrested a 50-year-old man Wednesday who allegedly bit his son's finger off during a fight.

"It was a fight that took place in the home. I don't know what it is that sparked off this incident," police spokesman Ronny Brattstrom told Aftonbladet.

Officers were called to the home in Kristinehamn at 3:30 a.m. The adult son was taken to the hospital, but the extent of his injuries is unknown, TheLocal.se reported.

Earlier Wednesday, two prisoners broke free from a correctional facility in Fosie. The suspects, who had been convicted of robberies, likely escaped to Denmark, authorities said.

The two incidents followed a series of fights and assaults across Sweden during New Year's Eve festivities, TheLocal.se said.

In Gothenburg, a man was taken to the hospital after he was stabbed at a central train station and three men armed with knives robbed a local shop.

"During the night we had a lot of drunkenness, assaults and fights but nothing astounding or some major bodily injuries," Gothenburg police officer Susanne Arvidsson told the TT news agency.

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