A 65-year-old man was stabbed to death in his home in Varola outside Skövde on Saturday evening. Police received the call from a witness at around 11.30pm.
“When we came to the residence we found a man with knife wounds,” said Thor Haraldsson to newspaper GT.
Police employed sniffer dogs to track the man’s assailant and later arrested a 54-year-old man. The man was arrested a short distance away in his home.
The suspect denies all charges, Haraldsson told the newspaper.
Meanwhile a few hours later a 20-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach in Hjo, on the other side of the small central Swedish town.
The police have classified the crime as attempted murder.
Tomas Ahlgren at Skövde police was unable to detail any further information as to the chain of events and no one has yet been arrested for the attack.
Police received a call at around 5am on Sunday morning.