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Swedish police look for man in clown mask after stabbing

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Swedish police searched today for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow jacket who stabbed a person in southern Sweden, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits, while in neighboring Norway, a toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes.

Police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm says there have been two similar incidents where people dressed like clowns stood outside schools and "scared children. This is not a crime as such but very, very unpleasant."



Brehm says the incidents "likely had spread via social media from the United States," adding "it is not funny when people are being scared."

She said today a 19-year-old man was stabbed late yesterday with a knife in the shoulder in Varberg, south of Goteborg. He sustained superficial wounds and despite searches, the attacker has not been found.

Similar incidents were reported elsewhere in Sweden, and Norway, where the Ringo toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes in its 114 shops.

"We have done so in the wake of the recent so-called "killer clowns" episodes," Ringo chain chief executive Gro Svendsen told The Associated Press "This is a phenomenon which we strongly oppose. Costumes and disguises should be for fun and not motivated by the desire to spread fear.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Swedish police look for man in clown mask after stabbing

Swedish police searched today for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow jacket who stabbed a person in southern Sweden, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits, while in neighboring Norway, a toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes. Police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm says there have been two similar incidents where people dressed like clowns stood outside schools and "scared children. This is not a crime as such but very, very unpleasant." Brehm says the incidents "likely had spread via social media from the United States," adding "it is not funny when people are being scared." She said today a 19-year-old man was stabbed late yesterday with a knife in the shoulder in Varberg, south of Goteborg. He sustained superficial wounds and despite searches, the attacker has not been found. Similar incidents were reported elsewhere in Sweden, Denmark and Norway, where the Ringo toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes in its 114 shops. "We have done ... Swedish police searched today for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow jacket who stabbed a person in southern Sweden, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits, while in neighboring Norway, a toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes.

Police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm says there have been two similar incidents where people dressed like clowns stood outside schools and "scared children. This is not a crime as such but very, very unpleasant."

Brehm says the incidents "likely had spread via social media from the United States," adding "it is not funny when people are being scared."

She said today a 19-year-old man was stabbed late yesterday with a knife in the shoulder in Varberg, south of Goteborg. He sustained superficial wounds and despite searches, the attacker has not been found.

Similar incidents were reported elsewhere in Sweden, and Norway, where the Ringo toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes in its 114 shops.

"We have done so in the wake of the recent so-called "killer clowns" episodes," Ringo chain chief executive Gro Svendsen told The Associated Press "This is a phenomenon which we strongly oppose. Costumes and disguises should be for fun and not motivated by the desire to spread fear.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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Swedish police look for man in clown mask after stabbing

Swedish police searched today for a man wearing a clown mask and a yellow jacket who stabbed a person in southern Sweden, the latest incident involving adults in creepy outfits, while in neighboring Norway, a toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes.

Police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm says there have been two similar incidents where people dressed like clowns stood outside schools and "scared children. This is not a crime as such but very, very unpleasant."

Brehm says the incidents "likely had spread via social media from the United States," adding "it is not funny when people are being scared."

She said today a 19-year-old man was stabbed late yesterday with a knife in the shoulder in Varberg, south of Goteborg. He sustained superficial wounds and despite searches, the attacker has not been found.

Similar incidents were reported elsewhere in Sweden, and Norway, where the Ringo toy store chain decided to stop selling clown costumes in its 114 shops.

"We have done so in the wake of the recent so-called "killer clowns" episodes," Ringo chain chief executive Gro Svendsen told The Associated Press "This is a phenomenon which we strongly oppose. Costumes and disguises should be for fun and not motivated by the desire to spread fear.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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