Princess Victoria Breaks Down in Tears While Visiting Stockholm Terrorist Attack Site
- Author: Larry Hoffman Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 20:43
A hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store on Friday, killing several people, wounding many others and sending screaming shoppers fleeing in panic in what Sweden's prime minister called a terrorist attack.
Mr Evenssen said police are holding five more people in connection with the deadly attack Friday and have questioned over 500 others.
The four victims killed in Friday's attack, in which a hijacked beer truck was driven into an upscale department store, included a British man, a Belgian woman and two Swedes, authorities in those countries said.
While it has yet to be established if the suspect has ties to terror groups, he reportedly posted videos regarding ISIS atrocities on Facebook, according to a Swedish newspaper.
The suspect, who has only been officially identified as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, "applied for a permanent residency permit in 2014", Hysing said.
On Saturday, the police chief, Dan Eliasson, said: "We have found something in the truck in the driver's compartment, a technical device that should not be there".
Anders Thornberg, head of Sweden's domestic intelligence agency, acknowledged the suspect "appeared in our intelligence gatherings in the past".
Swedish police say they can not yet say how many people were killed or injured when a truck ran into a crowd in central Stockholm.
A vigil against terrorism is to be held this afternoon in central Stockholm, as Swedish police pursue their investigation into this week's deadly truck attack.
Police said the man suspected of carrying out the attack was an asylum seeker who had his residence application rejected and was wanted for deportation. Swedish radio says at least three people have died. But Eliasson said there was "nothing to indicate we have the wrong person".
Vietnam condemns a truck attack on pedestrians in Stockholm capital of Sweden on April 7, Spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry Le Thi Thu Hang has said.
In neighboring Norway early on Sunday, police set off a controlled explosion of a "bomb-like device" in central Oslo and took a suspect into custody.
The lion-shaped boulders on Drottninggatan are meant as roadblocks and have been put up in several European capitals after another truck attack a year ago killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin.
Security at Swedish borders has been tightened and flags are being flown at half mast in a mark of respect to victims.
Ten of the 15 people injured in the attack remain in hospital, two of them in intensive care.