In the Swedish town of Varberg unknown masked clown attacked with a knife at him, police said.
The victim was shot in the shoulder, his life is out of danger.
Over the last week a series of attacks was observed in Western countries so-called "killer clown". Law enforcement agencies detain young people who dress up in clown costumes and try to scare the locals.
The search for the suspect continues. Security forces have not yet linked the incident with the fashion for "clown-killers."
"The motives of the crime are not known It was not a robbery." - Said police spokeswoman Ulla Brehm publication Gotesburgposten.
"It's hard to say whether this is connected somehow with the trend that came to us from the US, but at the scene found the clown mask", - she added.
Anders country Ygeman interior minister urged citizens to remain calm about the situation.
"We would not want to face real trouble because of what someone might half-jokingly, wearing clown mask", - said Ygeman agency TT new.