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Knife attacks a growing problem in Icelandic nightlife

“It’s a growing problem how many people carry a knife when they go out partying,” said Geir Jón Þórisson, senior police officer in Reykjavík. Geir pointed out that it often happens that men wield knives in restaurants or near them.

Morgunbladid reports that, at 7 a.m. on Sunday morning, a man was stabbed in the back in the city center near the bar Glaumbar in Tryggvagata. The man was not seriously injured but he was admitted to the University Hospital. A suspect has been arrested.

In a separate incident, late Friday night, again in the city center, a man was seriously injured after being stabbed twice in the back. He is no longer in intensive care and he is said to be in fair condition. A suspect was arrested on Saturday.

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