Stockholm terror suspect was known to police
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 09, 2017,
Apr 09, 2017, 20:32
Swedish police have also confirmed that the suspect arrested on Friday is a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan.
As per The Guardian, Anders Thornberg, who heads the Swedish security service said that they were working with the security services of other nations on the matter.
STOCKHOLM (AP) - The Stockholm truck attack suspect was a rejected asylum-seeker from Uzbekistan who eluded authorities' attempts to deport him by giving police a wrong address, Swedish police said Sunday while announcing the arrest of a second suspect.
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.
A man arrested on suspicion of killing at least four people in a terror attack in Stockholm was known to security services, police have said.
"We stood inside a shoe store and heard something. and then people started to scream", witness Jan Granroth told the Aftonbladet daily.
We are supporting his family in Sweden and in the UK.
Spokesman Patrik Soderberg says in a statement that four of the 10 are considered to be "seriously" injured and the remaining six, including the child, are slightly injured.
However, Wisma Putra said the Stockholm authorities had yet to announce the nationalities of the victims involved in this attack.
Soderberg said Sunday that "an important task" for caregivers is to continue giving "long-term psychological support to those who need it" after the attack that killed four people Friday.
A British father who was killed in the Stockholm terror attack has been described as a "talented, compassionate and caring" person.
In Nice, France, last July, a truck killed 86 people celebrating Bastille Day, and one in Berlin in December smashed through a Christmas market, killing 12 people.
Ciuraru, who expects to be released Monday from the hospital, said she "tried to get up and run, but got a huge rock over my leg".
In 2014, IS called for attacks on citizens of Western countries and gave instructions on how they could be carried out without military equipment, using rocks or knives, or by running people over in vehicles.
The Ahlens store cancelled a planned half-price sale of smoke-damaged goods and apologised after a storm of protest on social media that this would be disrespectful to the victims.
Evenssen said police are holding five more people in connection with the deadly attack Friday and have questioned over 500 others. It was quickly put out.
Prosecutors did not disclose his identity, but police said his appearance "matched the description" of a photo they released of a suspect wearing a dark hoodie and military green jacket.