Danish police overnight Tuesday arrested a man suspected of carrying out a brutal stabbing of a Jewish woman in Helsingborg, Sweden, on Tuesday.
According to reports, Michal Bat Ruth, who is married to a prominent member of the Swedish Jewish community, was stabbed nine times in the attack. She is reportedly in serious condition.
The suspect was detained after fleeing into neighboring Denmark. He has yet to be identified.
Police apparently have video footage of the attack from a nearby security camera, reports said.
Israeli media reported that Sweden has bolstered security around Jewish institutions in Helsingborg.
A member of the Swedish Jewish community told Yisrael Hayom that there is a great deal of anti-Jewish sentiment in the country.
“The situation is bad,” Roy Tannenbaum told the paper. “There is a lot of anti-Semitism in Sweden and in the Malmo area in particular. Many Jews have left to the capital and some have made aliyah to Israel. Unfortunately, a woman paid the price for this today.”