Four Arrested Following Manslaughter in Hafnarfjörður

Icelandic police

Four people, three of them under 18, are being detained by capital area police in connection to the death of a Hafnarfjörður man.

In a statement by law enforcement, they were tipped off around midnight to a confrontation between the suspects and victim in the parking lot of Fjarðarkaup in Hólshraun, a district in Hafnarfjörður.

Police arrived at the scene shortly after, where they found the victim. The victim was transported to the emergency room, where he was pronounced dead.

The other four parties were arrested in connection with the case.

Capital area authorities note that the investigation is still in its early stages, and no further details are available at this time.

Two Women, One Man in Custody Following Ólafsfjörður Homicide

Fjallabyggð Ólafsfjörður

A judge in North Iceland has approved of week-long custody over three individuals suspected of homicide in Ólafsfjörður Monday, RÚV reports. Four suspects were initially arrested, one of whom has been released.

Police have a rather “clear picture” of events

The police arrested four individuals after a man was found dead in Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland. Responding to a call at 2:34 AM on Monday, the Akureyri police discovered a man in his forties who had been stabbed with a sharp object at a private residence. Following unsuccessful attempts at resuscitation, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ólafsfjörður residents were subsequently invited to the town’s church to light candles and to receive succour from a Red Cross emergency response team. The website of the Fjallabyggð municipality stated that the community was in shock: “In a little community as ours it is near impossible not to be affected when events such as these occur; it’s important to take good care of oneself and one’s closest kin.”

Last night, RÚV reported that one of the four suspects had been released and that a judge at the District Court of Northeast Iceland had approved the police authority’s request for week-long custody over the other three individuals. According to Detective Superintendent Arnfríður Gígja Arngrímsdóttir, the police have a “rather clear picture” of the event, although the investigation is in its initial stages.

Four in Custody After Suspected Homicide in Ólafsfjörður

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North-East Iceland’s police report that four are in custody after a man was found dead in Ólafsfjörður in North Iceland last night, October 2.

Akureyri police responded to a call at 2:34 AM last night. In the police report, it is stated that the man was stabbed with a sharp object.

The deceased was not the resident of the house he was found in, and the initial police report states that he was a visitor.

First responders are reported to have tried to resuscitate the man, but were unsuccessful. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Police in North Iceland are investigating the case, assisted by the technical lab of the capital area police force.

According to RÚV, the deceased and one of the suspects had a long-standing dispute that had escalated into physical threats earlier this year.

The police report states that the investigation is in its initial stages and that no further information is available at this time.