Kuusalu stabbing suspect caught by Tallinn police

PPA taped-off area (photo is illustrative).
PPA taped-off area (photo is illustrative). Source: PPA

On Tuesday night (July 28), a 38-year-old man stabbed two acquaintances in Kuusalu, a municipality in Harju County, injuring both, and fled the scene. The police managed to catch the suspect man in the central of Tallinn Tuesday night.

Around 9 p.m. on July 28, the police received a message that a conflict had arisen between three male acquaintances in Kuusalu municipality, Harju County. According to initial information, a 38-year-old man stabbed a 58- and 61-year-old man with a knife during the quarrel.

Marko Schmidt, field manager at the East Harju Police Department, said: "The man who caused serious injuries to two of his acquaintances got rid of his phone and moved around and outside the area. Our goal was to catch the suspect as soon as possible, which is why we searched for him with multiple forces."

Around 1.15 a.m. in the early hours of Wednesday morning, police spotted the man in the downtown area of Tallinn and detained him.

According to Schmidt, the injured 58- and a 61-year-old man are in the hospital, but their condition is not critical.

On Wednesday, the police will continue to clarify the circumstances of what happened and occurred at the scene. Schmidt also explained the police will open a criminal proceeding against the 38-year-old man.

The man is currently being detained for 48 hours as standard practice, during which time the prosecutor's office decides whether and on what basis it is necessary to apply to the court for the man's arrest. Criminal proceedings are being conducted by the Criminal Bureau of the Northern Prefecture.


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Editor: Katriin Eikin Sein

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