Norwegian police were dealing with their sixth murder since New Year this week, after a man was found stabbed outside a private home at Melkeplass in Bergen Tuesday evening. He was rushed to Haukeland University Hospital, where he was declared dead less than an hour later.
Police confirmed the stabbing, said they had recovered the knife used and have since arrested and charged another man with murder. Both the victim and alleged assailant are in their 30s, with both registered as foreign residents of Norway.
They were also both registered as living at the same address, but investigators said they had no information about any conflict between the two. Neighbours told state broadcaster NRK, however, that there had been “lots of disturbances” around the house “in an otherwise quiet neighbourhood,” and that police had been called to the address on various occasions.