Swedish Police Officer Wounded In Knife Attack

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A Swedish police officer was stabbed in the neck Thursday in an alleged knife attack in the capital of Stockholm.

The officer was patrolling a square in the center of the city when the attack took place. The officer was rushed to the hospital and his condition is unknown.

One person was arrested at the scene and is held on suspicion of attempted murder, according to newspaper Aftonbladet. Police have not commented on his identity or motive.

Knife attacks have become common place in Europe in recent years. Two people were killed and another eight were injured in a stabbing rampage Aug. 18 in the Finnish city of Turku. A Moroccan asylum seeker was arrested on suspicion of murder with terrorist intent.

Six attacks on police officers and soldiers have taken place so far this year in France. The most recent attack took place Aug. 9 when a man rammed his van into a group of anti-terror soldiers in a Paris suburb. Six soldiers were injured in the attack.

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