Woman stabbed in Oslo restaurant

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UPDATED: A 73-year-old woman out eating lunch with a friend in Oslo was stabbed on Monday by an unknown assailant. Police launched a manhunt in and around the central train station (Oslo S) where the stabbing occurred and a suspect was in custody Monday evening.

Police said the woman was sitting at the Egon Restaurant located in the Byporten shopping center that’s connected to the train station. At around noon, a man described as being in his 20s with Asian features approached her and stabbed her in the head and shoulder, Finn Belle of the Oslo Police District told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).

Belle called the attack “completely unprovoked” and said there were no connections between the woman and her assailant.

She was taken to a nearby emergency clinic with cuts but her wounds were not described as serious.

Belle said police went through surveillance video and eventually released a photo of the suspect. The man in the photo turned himself in shortly thereafter.

Police reported that he is 34 years old but they had few other details about him or his background. He was undergoing questioning Monday evening. Ellen Svae of the Grønland Police Station told NRK that he had admitted to the stabbing attack, but no motive had been established.

The attack is the latest in a string of recent stabbings in Oslo and elsewhere in Norway.

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