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Five-Year-Old Stabbed in the Chest in Keflavík

Police arrested a 22-year-old woman yesterday, suspected of having stabbed a five-year-old girl in the chest in the girl’s home in Keflavík. The girl suffered a deep cut close to her heart but was not mortally wounded. She spent the night at the intensive care unit at the Landspítali national hospital in Reykjavík.

Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

“She either knocked on the door or rang the doorbell and when the girl answered the door the woman appears to have stabbed her with a knife,” chief constable in Sudurnes Karl Hermannsson told Morgunbladid. The girls’ parents are believed to have witnessed the attack.

The Sudurnes Police Department would neither comment on any possible motives for the attack nor reveal the relations between the suspect and the girl and her parents. According to’s sources, the woman held a grudge against the girl’s parents who had reported her for having damaged a motorcycle.

“It is a shock for the entire community,” Rev. Skúli S. Ólafsson of Keflavíkurkirkja church told Fréttabladid, adding that it is obvious that the attacker suffers from a mental illness.

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