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The police are investigating a murder in Halden – suspect in hospital

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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 02:50:26

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 deceased’s next of kin were not notified of the case at 2 o’clock in the morning on Sunday and the police therefore do not want to say anything about the age or gender of those involved in the case.

– We are now working on questioning witnesses who were present, says Pettersen.

Operations manager Ronny Samuelsen confirms to NTB that the suspect has been admitted to hospital.

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, shows NTB’s overview of murders in 2024. A total of 25 people have been killed just four months into the year.

He adds that the police have the situation under control, and there is no danger to others. Forensic technicians arrived at the scene on Sunday night.

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

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