STOCKHOLM – A 70-year-old woman has been arrested The capital of Sweden Her son has been held hostage at home for three decades, police and prosecutors said.
A 40-year-old man was found injured in the apartment by a relative on Sunday. Stockholm Prosecutor Emma Olson told Reuters on Tuesday she had been in custody for nearly 30 years.
Variety Swedish The media, a relative who found him, said the man was found lying on a blanket on the floor, toothless, unable to speak, and covered with sores and injuries.
“He’s in the hospital now … I know he needs surgery,” said Olson, who did not give further details about his condition.
Express newspaper And others said the son, who had been out of school for about 12 years, was found on the wall of a cluttered apartment apartment next to two almanacs between 1995 and 1996, a relative was also quoted.
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False Lson said in a statement that the mother was denying allegations of false imprisonment and serious bodily harm.
Neither is named.
There was no immediate word on why the son was kept. Reuters was unable to contact family members to comment.
Police searched the apartment in the South Stockholm district of Henning, warning of a case by hospital staff to treat the man.
A police spokesman told Reuters: “We are looking at how long the son has been in custody, but we assume he has been in custody for a very long time.”
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