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Prosecutors Set to Indict Suspect in Bitcoin Mine Stabbing

(@mpmcsweeney) | Published on February 18, 2016 at 19:25 GMT
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A Swedish man arrested last week in connection with a stabbing at a data center used by bitcoin mining firm KnCMiner has confessed to the deadly assault and awaits formal indictment, according to regional authorities.

Local news agency NSD reported on 16th February that the incident took place in a server hall at a data center space in Boden, Sweden, used by KnCMiner. The incident reportedly resulted in serious stab wounds against one individual by another.

According to NSD, the victim is in his 20s and, as of that report, may have incurred life-threatening injuries. The incident reportedly resulted in more than 15 people involved in a "scuffle", although the suspect was said to have surrendered without incident.

When reached for comment, local prosecutor Lindha Strömberg told CoinDesk:

"The person who committed the crime is a 36-year-old male who has confessed to the crime. He is suspected of attempted murder. He is currently in detention in Luleå and the indictment period is the 29th of February 2016.”

According to local news source Breakit, the suspect is disputing the suspected murder charge.

KnCMiner told CoinDesk that the individuals were both employed by a labor contractor, but were not directly employed by the firm.

CEO Sam Cole said that the firm is cooperating with the investigation.

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