A 33-year-old woman and her one-year-old son were stabbed in broad daylight in Copenhagen’s Nordvest district, Ekstra Bladet reports.
According to the tabloid, the woman and her husband were walking down Tornsangervej shortly after 4pm when they began arguing loudly. The 41-year-old husband allegedly hit his wife and then stabbed her and their one-year-old son numerous times.
Shocked witnesses apprehended the man and wrestled the knife out of his hand.
“There were two residents, one of them a young man, who pried the knife from him and held him until we came,” Copenhagen Police spokesman Kenneth Jensen told Ekstra Bladet. “It is very commendable that people took action even though he was standing there with a knife.”
Jensen said that both the mother and her child were in critical but stable condition at Copenhagen’s Rigshospital.
Police did not speculate about a possible motive, saying that they hadn’t yet spoken with the alleged assailant or the victim.
The 41-year-old husband was arrested on the spot and was taken for observation at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Forensic Medicine (Retsmedicinsk Institut). He will make an initial court appearance on Tuesday, where he will be charged with two counts of attempted murder.