Man in custody after murder in Hokksund

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A Norwegian man was arrested at a hotel in Arvika, Sweden on Thursday, charged with the murder of a man in his 70s on Monday in the small town of Hokksund, north of Drammen. Police have already sought the suspect’s extradition back to Norway.

They had issued a warrant for the man after his alleged victim was found seriously injured outdoors in Hokksund on Lillejulaften (Little Christmas Eve). He died less than an hour later of the injuries that police determined were “the result of a criminal act.”

Swedish police, acting on the warrant, told newspaper Dagbladet that the man was arrested “without incident” at the Clarion Collection Hotel Bristol in Arvika after tips from the public and finding a vehicle tied to the suspect. Norwegian police had earlier reported that the suspect was related to the elderly victim, but wouldn’t release further details. staff