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Suspect Detained Following Súðavík Stabbing

By Ragnar Tómas

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A man was arrested in Súðavík yesterday for allegedly stabbing another man, who is now out of critical condition after receiving treatment. The Westfjords Police are seeking to remand the suspect in custody as their investigation continues.

Victim’s condition stable

The Westfjords Police were notified about an altercation involving a knife at a private residence in Súðavík just before midnight yesterday. Police and paramedics immediately responded to the call, arresting a young man at the scene who was suspected of stabbing another man.

According to a statement on the Westfjords Police’s Facebook page, the victim, who was initially in critical condition, was transported to the Westfjords Health Institute in Ísafjörður and then flown to the National University Hospital in Reykjavík for treatment. Police report that his condition is stable.

The Chief of Police in the Westfjords intends to request that the suspect be remanded in custody by the Westfjords District Court today, in the interest of the investigation. The investigation is in its early stages; no further information is available.

This article was updated at 1.37 PM.

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