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Icelander in Denmark Suspected of Murder

A 47-year-old Icelandic man is suspected of having murdered another Icelander in Copenhagen on Friday night. He has been remanded to custody until the end of this month and must also undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

From Copenhagen. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

According to information from the Danish police, the suspect was arrested in the apartment where the victim, a 42-year-old man, was found dead. The suspect called the police himself to report the incident, Morgunbladid reports.

It appears as if the two men had a fight which ended with a violent struggle. The man who died had been stabbed in the throat numerous times with a pocket knife.

“Everything indicates that the two men were drinking [on Friday night] and had possibly taken some drugs. For some reason they got into a fight, which grew in intensity with the aforementioned consequences,” said Poul Hansen, who leads the investigation.

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