Police report: Arrest made in attempted murder case in Aalborg

by Nathalia Hentze Nielsen

After an intense investigation, North Jutland Police have now arrested a 19-year-old man suspected of stabbing a 21-year-old with a knife in southern Aalborg on the evening of January 10, 2024.

The 19-year-old was arrested on Monday, January 15, 2024, at 13:32.

The arrest took place on Zealand, where the suspect was traveling in a car with three other individuals.

This information was provided by North Jutland Police in a press release.

Investigation leader, Police Commissioner Carsten Straszek from North Jutland Police, is pleased that the suspect is now in police custody:

“Our investigation led away from North Jutland, which is why, already on January 12, 2024, we had the 19-year-old remanded in absentia at a pre-trial hearing – in case he sought to go abroad.

However, the leads took us to Zealand, where good colleagues have assisted in executing the search, allowing us to detain and arrest the 19-year-old today.”

Investigation continues

The Police Commissioner elaborates:

“Our investigation does not end here.

We need to establish the motive and find out exactly what happened before, during, and after the stabbing. The overall circumstances lead us to consider it attempted murder.

It is extremely serious, and there are many aspects to be explored, so we are facing a comprehensive task.”

Still seeking witnesses

The investigation leader emphasizes:

“We are still very interested in talking to witnesses who have made relevant observations around Beatesmindevej in Aalborg on Wednesday, January 10, around 21:10.

If anyone has seen something they believe could be of interest to the police, they should not hesitate to call 114.”

The accused will now be transported back to the North Jutland Police district, where he will be presented at a pre-trial hearing during Tuesday, January 16.

Similar to January 12, North Jutland Police will request closed-door proceedings due to the ongoing investigation.

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