As reported yesterday, a man in his thirties came to the law firm and insisted on speaking to an attorney in regards to his case. He is behind in payments on a motorcycle he reported stolen to avoid repossession.
The assailant, Guðgeir Guðmundsson, has repeatedly expressed his dislike of the legal profession and arrived at the offices of Lagastoð with an intention to injure.
He will undergo a psychiatric evaluation, mbl.is reported yesterday.
“It is evident by the local media coverage surrounding the horrific assault, that it came as a surprise to reporters how something like this could happen in Reykjavík,” Þór Saari, MP for the Movement or “Hreyfingin”, a left-wing politicial party, wrote on his blog on Eyjan.
MP Þór Saari
“In recent years, a sense of desperation, hopelessness and anger within thousands of individuals; it is a situation that is bound to lead to continuing violence,” he continues on his blog on Eyjan.
“The foundations of Icelandic society are rotten; the justice system is bathed in doubt, and the government ineffective— – even ignorant. In a society where injustice, even pure criminality prevails, and where the government has surrendered to a situation they cannot resolve due to lack of understanding and courage among officials. Whether we like it or not, such a society is bound to see acts of vigilente occur,” he concluded.