Shocking knife attack at IKEA
Locals are shocked by two brutal murders after a knife attack at the Ikea store in Västerås, Sweden. The two people killed in the midday attack on August 10 in the central Swedish town an hour west of Stockholm were a 55-year-old woman and her 28-year-old son, police said. The two suspects were arrested shortly after the attack. One of them denied involvement in the crime while the other is in critical condition after suffering several stab wounds at the store. It was not yet known how he sustained his injuries, police said, and investigators have not yet explained the suspects' relation to each other. Swedish media reported that the two suspects were refugees living at the same asylum center. There are no indications the atrocity was terror-related and Swedish intelligence agency SäPo said it had not been called in on the case. With no known motive to explain the attacks, Swedish media speculates that the suspects, like many other asylum seekers and refugees, may have had psychological problems. Police have increased security at asylum centers across Sweden, for fear of reprisals, including at the center where the two suspects resided in Arboga, about 30 miles from Västerås.