The photo was horrifying, played up in bloody color in the New York City tabloids Saturday.
The image was of Line Nersnaes, a Norwegian civil servant. There is a wood spike about half-a-foot long sticking out of her bloody forehead. The Daily News described her as “looking like a bleeding unicorn.” And she did.
Nersnaes was wounded July 22 when Anders Behring allegedly set off a bomb near her Oslo office. The frame of her office window broke into flying wood splinters. One of those projectiles, “a foot-long splinter pierced her jaw and exited through the top of her forehead,” according to the News. “Remarkably, it missed her brain.”
In fact, Nersnaes didn’t even realize she had the spike protruding out of her head until her boss pointed it out, much to her horror. She said that she did have a bad headache as she was escaping her building, but at that point didn’t realize exactly why.
Nersnaes is already back at work, wearing a bandage around her head. The News said it took 27 stitches to suture her head wound.
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