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Man in Wheelchair Attacked at Home

A man in his twenties has been arrested on suspicion of taking part in an attack on a man in a wheelchair at the victim’s own home, RÚV reports.

Per Assistant Chief Constable Guðmundur Páll Jónsson, the attack took place on Thursday morning in an apartment building in downtown Reykjavík. Two men and a woman knocked on the victim’s back window and so the man opened his back door and went out onto the deck to see what they wanted. “As soon as he opened the door, two assailants came running in and turned over his wheelchair so that the man was left lying on the deck outside of his apartment,” reported Guðmundur Páll. The assailants then stole the victim’s computer and other valuables.

Although the victim, who is in his fifties, was obviously suffering from some shock after the attack, he was not seriously injured physically. Police are still looking for the other man and woman who participated in the attack.

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