A brawl between about 40 people broke out at a restaurant in Stockholm last night.
In connection with the altercation, a police car was hijacked and stolen.
- A police vehicle was stolen and was found after ten minutes, says Sven-Erik Olsson, press officer at the Stockholm police.
According to Aftonbladet, two police officers were dragged out of the car before it was stolen.
- I can not go into the circumstances, but it was an event related to a violent riot at the site. Police found the vehicle after ten minutes, says Sven-Erik Olsson.
The incident is reported as theft of a vehicle and assaulting a police officer.
Violent riots and beatings
The fight broke out at a restaurant at the Tele2 Arena at midnight between Thursday and Friday.
- There were lots of young people who made trouble and fought. We were there with a number of patrols, says Nicklas Mattsson, duty officer at the Stockholm police.
He estimated that there were about 40 people fighting.
- Meanwhile there were many young people who drove around in the area. It was a mess, both inside the restaurant and outside. It swung back and forth, said Nicklas Mattsson.
In addition to the report concerning the stolen police car and assaulting a police officer, a report of violent resistance, assault, minor drug offenses and violent rioting has also been submitted.
"Sweden... look what happened in Sweden last night."
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