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Suspect in Laugavegur Stabbing Remains at Large

The suspect behind a Laugavegur stabbing on Monday night remains at large. The victim of the attack sustained serious injuries, RÚV reports.

Conscious but seriously injured

At just past midnight on Monday, a man was stabbed on Laugavegur in downtown Reykjavík. The attacker had fled the scene by the time the police arrived. He remains at large.

Chief Superintendent Grímur Grímsson told RÚV that the stabbing was being investigated by the Icelandic police’s central investigative department.

The victim of the attack, although seriously injured, was conscious by the time the police arrived. The man was taken to the National University Hospital (Landspítali) and was placed in intensive care. According to Grímur, his life is not in danger.

This is the second stabbing occurring in downtown Reykjavík over the span of ten days. Two people have suffered fatal stab wounds in Iceland since the start of 2023.

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