SWEDEN -- Between 20 and 30 people attacked a police patrol in the immigrant dense suburb of Rinkeby in Stockholm on Friday night, reports SVT.
Three people were arrested on suspicion of, among other, violent riots and violence against public servants.
The police patrol was attacked in Rinkeby at 23:00 on Friday evening. It was when the police did a regular identification control that they were attacked by a larger number of people who handed out punches and kicks and threw objects and bottles at the policemen.
- It was quite tumultuous and it is impossible to say how many who were active, says Eva Nilsson, police spokesperson.
Police officers injured
Three police officers were injured in the attack and had to seek medical care for their injuries.
- There was some minor wounds, one bump and some tenderness, says Eva Nilsson, who adds:
- We look very serious upon that our colleagues have been attacked at work.
In connection with the altercation three people are now under arrest. They are suspected of rioting, assaulting a police officer and violently resisting arrest.
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