At lunchtime on Monday, ten police cars were called out to JH Dahlsgatan. Five people - including a police officer and a girl - were taken to hospital. A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of a serious act of violence. A man who was bloody says he was tortured for several hours. He and another man were naked during the incident. The police are now focussing on efforts to make the public feel safe.
– We are grateful that more people weren’t injured. It could have ended much worse, says Åsa Nilsson, Acting Local Police Area Manager.
Ten police cars and seven ambulances were called out to JH Dahlsgatan in Kristianstad. The police had received information that there were two naked men on a roof, that several people were injured and that there was a weapon involved.
A witness told Kristianstadsbladet that a naked and bloody man entered an apartment through a window. The man had apparently gotten there via the roof. The man was terrified and said he had been tortured for several hours.
Two people were arrested shortly thereafter. One of them was the perpetrator and the other was a victim.
On Monday evening, the police held a press conference at the police station. It was held by Martin Thornell, Municipal Police and Åsa Nilsson, Acting Local Police Area Manager.
A policeman was injured in connection with the arrest. He smashed a window to get into an apartment. The policeman suffered minor injuries.
– The police deemed the situation to be an emergency and broke into an apartment. Otherwise, the arrest went smoothly, says Åsa Nilsson.
Region Skåne states that a total of four men, two aged 25 and two aged 35, were treated for minor injuries at CSK. A girl was also taken to hospital to be checked out.
A large area by the crime scene was cordoned off for several hours. Police investigated the roof, used drones, knocked on doors and carried out a forensic investigation.
Today, there is a police presence in several places; all to make the public feel safe.
There is a mobile police unit at Stora Torg.
– This event is out of the ordinary. Having a police presence in place may make people feel safer. People can also provide information themselves on what they know about the incident, says Martin Thornell.
It is still unclear what happened. Among other things, it is unclear what weapon the perpetrator used and how many victims there are.
It also remains unclear why two men were naked.