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Woman Stabbed at Counseling Center

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Woman Stabbed at Counseling Center

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

This morning, a woman was stabbed in the arm with a knife at the State Diagnostic and Counseling Center on Digranesvegur in Kópavogur, south of Reykjavík, RÚV reports. The center helps people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Police have revealed that the attacker entered the facility as it opened at 9 am and stabbed a woman who works there in the arm. She suffered a serious bleeding, but is being treated at a hospital.
The SWAT team of the police was called out, but once it arrived on the scene, the attacker had left. A man in his thirties was arrested in nearby Hafnarfjörður shortly thereafter, suspected of the attack.

Police would not tell reporters whether the attacker and the victim know each other, or whether the perpetrator has a connection to one of the center’s clients.
The State Diagnostic and Counseling Center will remain closed for the rest of the day, Vísir reports.

UPDATE: The man who was arrested in Hafnarfjörður has been released, according to mbl.is. He turned out not to be connected to the case.

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