UPDATED: Police were holding four suspects Thursday in connection with the fatal stabbing of a Swedish woman in an apartment at Fredenborgsveien 14 in downtown Oslo earlier this week. Another man was found with severe stab wounds outside the building and was rushed to Ullevål University Hospital.
Details remained sketchy, but police say they received a call at 1:20am and headed out for what they thought was a home break-in. A neighbour told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that there’d been another break-in at the address just last week.
When police arrived, however, they found the man bleeding on the sidewalk and the woman dead inside the apartment. The man was still listed in critical condition later in the day.
Police first arrested two suspects in the case, then two more, and said they believed others were involved in the stabbings. Two of the four men being held are Swedish and the other two Norwegian. A fifth person, a woman, was also charged as a suspected accessory in the case.
Police couldn’t disclose any clear motive in the murder and attempted murder. Reports that it involved a drug deal gone bad were refuted by the attorney for the Swedish man found stabbed on the street.