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2 people dead after being stabbed inside an IKEA store

STOCKHOLM — A man and a woman were killed in a knife attack at an IKEA store in the Swedish provincial city of Vasteras on Monday and a suspect was arrested at the scene, police said.

Officers were called to the store at 1 p.m. (0700 ET) and found three people with knife injuries in the porcelain section, police spokesman Per Stromback told reporters oustside the IKEA outlet about an hour west of the capital Stockholm.

“The suspect had stabbed three people, of whom two died at the scene and one is very seriously injured and is being operated on,” Stromback said. The 35-year-old man had life-threatening injuries, Vasteras hospital head nurse Lena Moren told the SVT public broadcaster.

A middle-aged suspect was arrested and was being questioned. “We do not have a motive at the moment,” Stromback said. He had no further details for the time being.

Vasteras newspaper VLT posted a video on its website it said was of police wrestling the suspect to the ground in a bus shelter.

The victims had been shopping at IKEA and were known to each other, police said.

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