A man has been stabbed outside Skjærneskiosken in Tromsdalen, the Tromsø police report at 05.21 on Tuesday morning.
The stabbed man has been driven to UNN. Police are searching for two perpetrators wearing black clothes who have disappeared from the scene.
– The victim is a man in his 20s, and our colleague at the hospital says that he has now been placed on the operating table, says operations manager Jørgen Ahlquist at Troms police district.
The police received a phone call about the incident at 05.11.
– Two black-clad suspects – it is probably men – have run towards the church. We have now searched the area, and are checking the scene with a police dog on the spot. The police ask the public to get in touch if they see two men who fit the description, says Ahlquist.
UNN confirms to iTromsø at 07.11 that the stabbed man is operated on.
– He is seriously injured, but his condition is stable, says UNN’s press officer Solveig Jacobsen.
UPDATED: At 08.11, the police inform that the two suspected perpetrators are still at large.
– We have launched a search with dogs, drones and patrols. We are also in the process of obtaining visa monitoring, and forensic technicians are still working at the scene, says the police operations manager.
In Tromsø, the case is continuously updated