Police in the Faroese capital of Tórshavn yesterday evening cordoned off parts of the city centre after a man was found dead in a public area.
The dead man was 49 years-old and was found dead outside the Tinghúsið national parliament building with a knife in his chest.
The police believe that the man had just exited the building when he was found. It is not yet known whether he was murdered or took his own life; but suicide is considered more likely.
A medical examiner and two detectives are expected in Tórshavn from Denmark today.
The news comes while Faroese police are still investigating the disappearance of another man 20 days ago. A foreign national around the age of 30 was remand in police custody in that case last week after a blood-stained pillow was found at his house. It is thought the missing man is probably dead, but no body has yet been found.
The last time the Faroe Islands police were involved in a murder investigation was 23 years ago in 1988, when a young man shot his fiancée in a fit of jealousy on Suðuroy island, RÚV reported.
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