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Norwegian teen in Halloween mask attacks woman with knife and axe

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Norwegian teen in Halloween mask attacks woman with knife and axe
Police did not specify if the incident is thought to be connected to the recent creepy crown craze. Photo: Vidar Ruud / NTB scanpix
10:29 CET+01:00
A woman escaped serious injury after a mask-wearing teen viciously attacked her on Halloween night.
While much of the Halloween antics reported across Norway on Monday night were of the minor variety, there was a much more sinister incident in village of Svorkmo outside of Trondheim. 
 
 
A woman in her 40s was attacked by a 16-year-old with an axe and knife just after 10pm on Monday night. The teenage boy was wearing a Halloween mask at the time, police said. 
 
“A teen rang the doorbell and attacked when the woman opened,” Ann Kristin Øie of the Sør-Trøndelag Police said.
 
The woman was injured in the arms, chest and head and was transported to hospital Orkdal. Her injuries are not life-threatening, police said. 
 
The teenager was arrested near the victim's house when police arrived.
 
Øie said that the 16-year-old had “a mask that can be related to Halloween”. She did not specify if it was a clown mask or if the incident is thought to be connected to the ‘creepy clown craze' that has become something of a global phenomenon. 
 
Due to the perpetrator's age, child welfare services were notified of the incident. The boy was expected to be formally questioned and charged on Tuesday. 
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