Stockholm attack: Man held suspected of terrorist crime
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 16:41
Police in Sweden have arrested a man thought be the suspected hijacker who crashed a beer delivery truck into several people on a busy street in central Stockholm killing four and injuring at least 15 others, according to reports.
The arrested suspect in the Stockholm truck attack comes from Uzbekistan and is 39 years old, investigators said at a press conference.
Anders Thornberg, head of the Swedish Security Service, said the unnamed suspect had been on authorities' radar some time ago.
One more person has been arrested in relation to Friday's Stockholm attack, Swedish TT News Agency reported on Sunday.
Sky sources say the device was a homemade bomb and Swedish media reports that the attacker "burned" himself while trying and failing to detonate the device.
He confirmed police had found a suspicious object that "could be a bomb or an incendiary device" in the drivers' seat and were analysing it.
A Downing Street spokesman said she had called Mr Lofven "to express her condolences and those of the British people for the awful attack that took place in Stockholm". "But we are too good-hearted", said Stockholm resident Ulov Ekdahl, a 67-year-old commercial broker.
National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said that it remains unknown what exactly the device is, but it is clear that "it should not be there".
Swedish prosecutors on Sunday arrested a second person in connection with the truck attack case for suspected crimes against the nation and were holding four other people.
Hundreds of flower bouquets covered steps leading down to the square next to where the truck ploughed into the Ahlens department store, with more piled up under boarded-up windows.
He said the suspect was not on any current list of people being monitored.
Four people were killed in the horrific assault and 10, including a child, remain in hospital.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says Swedes "must get through this".
Over 80 people died after a terrorist drove a truck into French crowds celebrating Bastille Day last July in the southern city of Nice. No group has yet claimed responsibility.
"I saw the driver, a man in black who was light around the face", Sekitto told Swedish daily Dagens Nyheter.
Joachim Kemiri, who was born in Sweden to a Tunisian father and a Swedish mother, said migrants and refugees had been arriving in too-large numbers. He urged people, to not only pray for Sweden but also defend the country against terrorism.