Police hit moped in Linköping
Two men on a moped suspected to be behind the vandalization of a police car were hit by police during Thursday night last week.
During the evening, a police car was vandalized in the center of Skäggetorp. A patrol left their radio car and when they returned they discovered that a side window had been smashed.
The patrol found two people suspected of being behind the injury and in connection with the riot the police used spray, but the men managed to get away from there.Hit the moped
A moment later, the men appeared on a moped and, according to police, they tried to provoke the patrols on the spot. Then the police decided to hit the moped.
SVT News East has received a video taken by witnesses at the scene. It shows how the police drive the moped so that it is overturned. Police comment on their actions like this:
- I can't say in detail why the moped was lauded, but normally we do it if there is suspicion that the driver is affected or if there is a danger to the public, says Christian Winkler, acting police area chief.Increase police presence in Skäggetorp
- We have made a notification to the Special Investigations Department as there is reason to consider whether it was a properly executed intervention or not.
For some time, the police have had an increased presence in Skäggetorp to promote security.
- It has been turbulent over the past week, but over time we have seen a positive development in the area. There are a few individuals who stumble and we know about who they are.
See moving pictures from the event above.