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Five Arrested in Fatal Incident in Capital Area

By Yelena

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A man died yesterday afternoon after a three-story fall from a residential building in a Reykjavík suburb, RÚV reports. Five others were arrested following the incident and have been in interrogations since this morning. The incident is being investigated as a criminal case.

Police Superintendent Margeir Sveinsson told RÚV shortly before noon that the interrogations would likely stretch into the afternoon. Police are considering whether to keep the men in custody or institute a travel ban. Margeir would not comment on whether police suspect the incident to be murder.

The five men in custody, as well as the deceased, are all foreign nationals from the same country, though police have not made public which country that is.

Update 09.12.19 4.00pm: Four of the five men have been released, while the fifth, around 50 years of age, will remain in custody until December 19. A press release from Capital Area Police states that the investigation intends to determine how the man fell from the building, and the man in custody is suspected of involvement in the death. The deceased man was in his 50s, and all six of the men are Lithuanian nationals.

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