Swedish Police Arrest One After Knife Attack in Capital

February 8, 2019 | Brainwave Science


A man was arrested by the Swedish police on Friday. He was suspected of chasing several people with a knife and wounding one before he was apprehended at a police academy in Stockholm.Swedish Police Arrest One

Police said the wounded person was attacked in a residential building in Huddinge, southern Stockholm, and has been airlifted to hospital.

“The police are at the scene and will talk to witnesses as part of an investigation into attempted murder,” police said.Swedish Police Arrest One

The Aftonbladet newspaper said the man was apprehended by students and instructors at a nearby police training academy.Swedish Police Arrest One


This case seems to be a simple law enforcement case where a man chased several people with a knife, but it could also be a terrorism case where the arrested man would have wanted to hurt million people. He could also be a mentally challenged person and require help.Swedish Police Arrest One

The secret lies in the brain of the arrested person.  It is the responsibility of the investigating agencies to find out the real cause behind the act committed by the arrested person.Swedish Police Arrest One

The man might have done it because he was a petty criminal in a fit of rage, or he had personal issues or was radicalized. It would take a considerable amount of time to ascertain the cause of such behaviour. Unfortunately, the modern court system cannot always grant such time to the investigative authorities.

At the same time, the investigative authorities are burdened with several other ongoing cases.Swedish Police Arrest One

There is a dearth of funds, time and workforce. To add to this, trusted methods like DNA and Fingerprinting require the forensic teams to collect relevant evidence. It is surprising to note that DNA and Fingerprints are uncovered in only 1-2% of all cases. This leaves many cases which are solved using other types of investigation techniques like Polygraphs. Polygraphs, or lie-detector tests, are subjective. Their results depend on the subjective opinion of the person who administers the test. Thus, if a person is tested by many polygraphists, then many different types of outcomes are possible. Such ambiguity leaves the investigative agencies in a doubtful state. They require technology which they can use with confidence. The technology must be accurate, reliable and fool-proof.

With the European Migrant Crisis, many anti-refugee groups might blame this incident on the heavy influx of refugees who entered Europe after Germany opened its doors to millions of asylum seekers in 2015. In fact, there were dramatic street protests in Chemnitz, Germany, where 6,000 far-right marchers took to the streets to protest “criminal immigrants” amid scenes of harassment and attacks of non-ethnic Germans, journalists and counter-protesters.

There is a need for a technology which can help detect the presence of crime-related knowledge in the brain of a suspect. This technology has to be much more advanced than a Polygraph test. The technology must also be easy to use and report its results immediately, rather than weeks after.


A Massachusetts, US-based company has come up with a technology which has transformed the field of forensics altogether. This company is called Brainwave Science. The technology which it has developed is called iCognative. It has changed the entire game of intelligence gathering because it has the power to reliably tell if certain crime-related information is present in the brain of the person who is undergoing the test. iCognative is not just another technology which will sit beside Polygraph and DNA testing, but it will charge ahead. iCognative is a technology which shows crime-related pictures, words and phrases to a test subject on the computer screen. Once the test subject shows the screen, his brain waves react with distinct change electrical activity for each stimulus. The brain cannot lie.

iCognative is used to gather information and verify the hierarchal and leadership structure within terrorist organizations. Even for persons who seem innocent, they might be members of sleeper cells or might have received terror and bomb-making training in the past.

There is a need to screen the asylum seekers, and to determine, at the borders instead, whether they have committed any crimes before, or are they drug traffickers or human traffickers, etc.

In a typical iCognative test, there is a test administrator and a test subject. The test subject is usually the suspect or any witness. There is no torture involved. The test subject looks at a series of words, images or phrases which they will see, one-by-one on a computer screen. The electrical responses from the brain are different if the stimulus shown to them is familiar. Otherwise, they are different and differ from the precious type in responses. The test can result in two outcomes, it can be either ‘information present’ or ‘information absent.’

iCognative can help in disciplines such as law enforcement, national security, border control, immigration, cybercrime, fraud, espionage, counter-terrorism, human and drug trafficking.

In order to investigate this case, there is a need for an investigation to have been carried out. Here the officials collect information related to the crime in the form of pictures, words or phrases. In this case, the stimuli can be the pictures and detail of the victim, the details of the building where the victim was wounded, pictures and details of the students and instructors who apprehended the fleeing suspect.

The Swedish Investigative agencies must try out iCognative in order to determine the culprit, and also extract maximum clues about related criminal organisations.

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