Swedish police raids apartment after knife-attack with possible 'terror motives'


STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish police raided an apartment in the southern town of Vetlanda late on Wednesday after a knife attack with possible terror motives left three people with life-threatening injuries.

A man in his early 20s injured seven people in several knife attacks in the small Swedish town before getting before police shot and arrested him.

Police said details in the investigation made it investigate possible terror motives. The man is being treated in a hospital. All seven victims were also taken to the hospital.

Police raided an apartment in Vetlanda said to be the attacker's home late on Wednesday, carrying out evidence and speaking to neighbours, according to daily Dagens Nyheter. The police have not identified the attacker but said he was known for minor crimes.

Police were alerted to the attack in the town of about 13,000 people around 3 p.m. on Wednesday.

The situation was quickly brought under control and there are no indications that anyone else was involved, police said.

(Reporting by Johan Ahlander)

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