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Man in his 40s killed in Halden – man in his 30s arrested

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The police at work at the scene where a person was found dead after a violent incident in Halden on Saturday evening. Another person is hospitalized with minor injuries. Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB

Of NTB | 21.04.2024 06:20:22

Crime and justice: The police were alerted to the case by people near the crime scene not far from Fredriksten fortress in Halden, around 10.30pm on Saturday evening.

The violent incident happened immediately before this, the police told NTB.

– The deceased was found indoors. The police are investigating the case as murder, says operations manager Ronny Samuelsen in the East police district.

The police’s incident leader at the scene, Frode Pettersen, tells Halden Arbeiderblad that they received a report about noise on site from people who live in the apartment complex.

There are six rental properties at the address in question.

The task leader further states that the police have control over the man who they assume is the perpetrator.

He currently does not wish to comment on whether a weapon was used.

This is the 20th murder case that the Norwegian police have gotten their hands on so far this year, according to NTB’s overview of murders in 2024. A total of 25 people have been killed in this country so far this year.

Forensic technicians arrived at the scene on Sunday night.

Operations manager Ronny Samuelsen confirms to NTB that the suspected man in his 30s was admitted to hospital after the murder.

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