Seven men were arrested in the quiet neighborhood Kórahverfi in Kópavogur yesterday after fighting with baseball bats and an ax. Eyewitnesses observed how one of the men received a blow to the head with the ax.
The photo is not related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.
“Five of them were intoxicated, jumping around and screaming, armed with baseball bats and an ax. They used the bats to hit two men and a pickup truck,” an inhabitant of an apartment complex in Tröllakór described to Fréttabladid.
“One of them was wearing a motorcycle outfit and a helmet. He was hit with the ax in the head and seemed badly injured.”
Police arrived at the scene shortly after the ax was used and arrested all seven men. Two of them were taken to the emergency room, one of whom had suffered severe head trauma.
The incident is considered drug-related; approximately 300 cannabis plants were found inside the apartment owned by one of the men in Tröllakór.
The neighborhood is almost exclusively inhabited by families. Young children witnessed the struggle.