Stockholm syndrome

Stockholm syndrome has become a world-famous phenomenon, which means that people taken as hostages sympathize with or identify with the perpetrators. One summer day in August 1973, four people were employed at Kreditbanken in Norrmalmstorg, which today is Nobis Hotel, taken as hostage. The discussed banking drama would thrill Sweden for almost six days. At 10 o'clock on August 23, the robber Jan Erik Olsson entered the Svenska Kreditbanken Norrmalmstorg office. He shot a gun on the roof and took three women and one man, all bankers, as hostage. When the police arrived, the robber demanded three million kronor in cash as well as the release of the intern Clark Olofsson, from Norrköping prison. The government agreed to him but said no when the robber demanded free shelter with his hostage. The robber had barked in the bank's vaults with the bank officials. When the negotiations between the robber and the police did not give anything, the police decided to gasp the robber. When the police drilled holes in the roof to the vault and released the gas, the robber immediately gave up. The hostage could be rescued and the drama was over after 130 hours. Today the boreholes are replenished but still visible inside the Nobis Hotel.


Now you can watch the series "Clark" on Netflix. It is an unbelievable story of Clark Olofsson, the controversial criminal who inspired the term "Stockholm syndrome." Based on his truths and lies.

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