A few days after the deadly attack with a bow and arrow in neighbouring Norway, three people were injured in a violent crime in Sweden.
Among them were two children under the age of 10 and a woman around 75 years old, the police said on Monday.
A suspect aged around 50 was apprehended after the incident in the northern Swedish town of Lycksele, the police announced.
The man was accused of multiple counts of attempted murder.
The circumstances of the crime initially remained unclear, but the police said the people involved had a relationship to each other.
With an axe
According to information from the television channel TV4, the perpetrator had used an axe and a crowbar.
The police did not confirm this information at first, but have started an investigation.
Lycksele is about 700 kilometres north of Stockholm.