Attack[ edit ] Some minutes before local time, near the street of Bangårdsgatan in the southern Swedish locality of Vetlandaa man went on a minute mass stabbing rampage in the streets,  dating sweden åseda random pedestrians with what the police described as a "sharp weapon",  while local Swedish media said the attack was done with a knife.
Three minutes later, the attacker was shot by police and wounded, before being arrested. A preliminary terrorism investigation was launched, to shortly be changed to a preliminary investigation into attempted murder, according to a police press conference held on 3 March As of 4 March [update]three of those were in life-threatening, critical condition;   two were seriously injured, two others were moderately injured and one individual was slightly injured.
Norway rejected his application.
He then migrated to in Sweden in and applied for asylum again, this time saying he was born in He received a temporary residence permit which was later extended. The Swedish Migration Agency did not send him back to Norway which they should have according to the Dublin Regulation.
According to his neighbours he spoke Swedish poorly and had no English knowledge, which made communication with him difficult. He had a previous conviction for drug offences  and was known by the police for committing minor offences. Near the scene of one of the stabbings, a rose bouquet was put in place. The trial started 21 May.