(FOX NEWS)--A 15-year-old boy has been arrested and accused of stabbing a refugee center worker to death in western Sweden. The English-language news site The Local reported that the victim, a 22-year-old woman, was attacked Monday at the center in the town of Molndal, near Gothenburg. The alleged attacker was restrained by other residents until police arrived.
“It was messy, of course, a crime scene with blood. The perpetrator had been overpowered by other residents, people were depressed and upset," Police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told the TT news agency, according to The Local.
Police did not immediately identify the suspect or his nationality, but did say that he was a resident of the center, which houses unaccompanied minors between the ages of 14 and 17. Swedish media identified the suspect as being 15 years old and the victim as 22-year-old Alexandra Mezher, who has family from Lebanon.
"It is so terrible. She was a person who wanted to do good, who wanted to be good. And then someone murdered her when she's doing her job," one of her cousins, who was not identified, told the Expressen tabloid, according to The Local.