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Four in Custody After Suspected Homicide in Ólafsfjörður

North-East Iceland’s police report that four are in custody after a man was found dead in Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland last night, October 2.

Akureyri police responded to a call at 2:34 AM last night. In the police report, it is stated that the man was stabbed with a sharp object.

The deceased was not the resident of the house he was found in, and the initial police report states that he was a visitor.

First responders are reported to have tried to resuscitate the man, but were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police in North Iceland are investigating the case, assisted by the technical lab of the capital area police force.

According to RÚV, the deceased and one of the suspects had a long-standing dispute that had escalated into physical threats earlier this year.

The police report states that the investigation is in its initial stages and that no further information is available at this time.

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