A man in a clown mask has stabbed a teenager in western Sweden, police have said.
The youth was left with minor injuries following the attack, which happened when he went outside for a cigarette in Varberg, south of Gothenburg.
It came the day after two people in clown costumes threatened to kill a woman in the centre of Sweden.
The reports are the latest in a wave of "creepy clown" sightings in Europe and the US.
The craze involves adults in frightening outfits scaring passers-by.