Child is killed and sibling is fighting for life after their father ‘stabs them both and throws them 50ft from apartment block window’ in Sweden
- The mother and father have allegedly been arrested on suspicion of murder
- The children, aged under 10, were airlifted to hospital but one died in the night
- The father, 45, reportedly stabbed himself after carrying out horrific attack
A child has been killed and their sibling is fighting for their life after their father stabbed them in their beds and threw them from a 50ft balcony in Sweden, local reports say.
Stockholm police have launched a murder and attempted murder probe after both parents were arrested.
The identity of the two suspects has not been confirmed by police who have only said the pair had a relationship with the children and each other but Swedish media said it is understood to be the children’s mother and father.
A child has been killed and their sibling is fighting for their life after their father stabbed them in their beds and threw them from a 50ft balcony in Sweden, local reports say
Stockholm police have launched a murder and attempted murder probe after both parents were allegedly arrested
The father, 45, is believed to have stabbed himself after carrying out the horrific attack.
The children, who are both under the age of 10, were rushed to a hospital in a helicopter.
But the younger of the two siblings did not survive the night while the other child has life-threatening injuries, police said.
A passerby found the children lying on the ground outside the block of flats and alerted police at around 9.45pm yesterday.
Police spokesperson Helena Boström Thomas said: ‘We suspect that they have fallen from a great height.’
The father, 45, is believed to have stabbed himself after carrying out the horrific attack
Forensic investigators said blood was found in the flat and the suspects’ clothes have been taken for examination.
A neighbour said they often heard commotion in the flat and had previously alerted the landlord.
He told Expressen: ‘It was all the time. We have complained that this is the case. We complained to the landlord as well.
‘There’s something wrong with that apartment. But we can not just knock and ask.’
He added that he heard noises in the flat on Sunday before police arrived.
The children, who are both under the age of 10, were rushed to a hospital in a helicopter
He said: ‘At 5pm we heard the man screaming and crying. We thought it was as usual, so we ignored it. Later they cried and ran again, furniture was moved.’
Another neighbour said she knew the family and described them as ‘very nice’.
She said: ‘I have not talked to them much, but they used to keep doors open and such.’
Another said: ‘I met him in the elevator sometimes. Dad was very nice and accommodating.’
But others described the father as ‘strange’.
One man who lives in the apartment block said they heard a sound at 9.30pm but said it was very brief and he did not think much about it.