Migrant knifeman who stabbed 10-year-old Dutch girl in Gothenburg public square deemed fit enough for prison

A medical examination showed he was not mentally ill at the time of the offense and can now be sent to jail for attempted murder

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Thomas Brooke

The Iranian migrant who stabbed a 10-year-old girl in the Swedish city of Gothenburg earlier this year has been declared healthy enough for prison, Göteborgs-Posten reported on Wednesday.

Following the conclusion of a medical examination, the Forensic Medicine Agency confirmed that 36-year-old Milad Salari, who stabbed the school girl and injured her grandmother at lunchtime in the central square of Brunnsparken on March 2, was not mentally ill.

The agency explained that the suspect was neither suffering from a serious mental disorder at the time of the attack, nor at the time of the investigation.

The Swedish Medical Examiner’s Office stated the knifeman can therefore be sentenced to prison instead of serving his time in a psychiatric unit.

He was arrested and charged with attempted murder after the horrific incident, with it later being revealed the migrant had a considerable rap sheet including 52 convictions for offenses such as theft, assault, robbery, and drug dealing.

He had been in persistent violation of his parole but regularly avoided prison after Swedish judges issued him new parole terms.

The man, who screamed “Allahu akbar” during the attack, allegedly assaulted police officers following his arrest, Expressen reported at the time.

He arrived in Sweden with his parents and two older siblings in July 1989 from Iran, and the family was granted a permanent resident permit the following year. Salari received Swedish citizenship in October 1998.

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