Mother of four stabbed to death in Copenhagen

Husband arrested following afternoon killing

A 51-year-old woman has been stabbed to death in an apartment in Nørrebro in Copenhagen.

Her 58-year-old husband has been arrested and is being questioned by police.

“A woman has died,” Carsten Ahrends from Copenhagen Police told Ekstra Bladet. “This is a family tragedy and we have no further comments at this time.”

Neighbours said that the couple were “of a different ethnic background than Danish”.

The woman was reported to have been unconscious when rescue crews arrived. Witnesses who saw the woman just after the attack said it appeared to have been “very violent”.

The woman was reported to be unconscious when the ambulance arrived.

Confused but quiet
The 58-year-old man was arrested near the apartment, standing in just his socks and a white robe, trying to hail a taxi. The taxi driver would not pick him up.

“He had completely wet socks and several specks of blood the size of a large coin on his robe,” reported a neighbour, Josefine Kastrup Mikkelsen. “His whole right arm was covered in dried blood.”

Mikkelsen and a friend called 114 when she saw the man from her balcony.

“He looked a little confused, but was otherwise very quiet,” she said. “When the police came, it seemed like he called them over himself, and then he was arrested quite quietly.”

The area around and in the flat on Tagensvej is currently a crime scene.