A family with children woke up when a man carrying a knife broke into their house. “Allahu akbar,” the man yelled as he was arrested by police, the daily Expressen reports.
The incident occurred at 04:30 in the morning in Örby in Älvsjö near Stockholm.
The knife-wielding man smashed several windows in a terraced house and headed for a family with children.
We ran and I took the fire extinguisher and thought I could spray him away. We tried to find out who it was, but then he ran away from the spot, the mother of one of the families tells Expressen.
According to the newspaper, the man entered the fourth house whose window he had broken. He was upstairs, where the children were, when the police stormed the house. He was reportedly very violent and kicked the police when he was arrested. He also shouted “Allahu akbar” when police used pepper spray on him, according to Expressen.
Police have filed a charge of aggravated felony for domestic violence, violence against an officer and vandalism. The man was arrested.