Second suspect arrested over Stockholm truck attack: court

Bruno Cirelli
Aprile 21, 2017

And though Swedish authorities say they're confident they've caught the man who was behind the wheel of the stolen beer delivery truck, they stressed yesterday that they "cannot rule out that more people are involved".

"We won't let fear affect our goal to be the world's best country", said the organiser of the event, Damon Rasti.

The 70-year-old monarch says "Sweden is, has always been, and will continue to be a safe and peaceful country".

Police Spokesman Lars Bystrom has since told news agencies, "We suspect that the man who was arrested is the perpetrator".

"Seven people have been brought in for questioning as a result of these events", Jonas Hysing, national head of police operations, told public broadcaster SVT.

"The suspect didn't appear in our recent files, but he earlier has been in our files", Thornberg said.

"We follow developments but as of now our thoughts go to the victims and their families, " he said.

People lay flowers at a memorial ceremony in Stockholm. Prime Minister Lofven was reportedly only a few hundred meters from the attack when it happened - if that shook him, he didn't let it show.

Swedish borders have been tightened at the request of the country's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven - who call the incident a terrorist attack.

The statement said the two leaders agreed on the importance of working together to tackle these threats.

There has been no claim of responsibility for the attack by any terrorist organization thus far, despite the similarity of the attack to those of terrorists linked to the Islamic State terror group. Four people died, including the attacker.

The grey Stockholm skyline was dotted with flags flying half-staff on a cool Saturday morning, where a few people walked the quiet streets near the scene of the truck attack. Karolinska Hospital said that six of the injured had been released.

The Aftonbladet newspaper and Swedish radio reported that the suspect is a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan. "And then I saw injured people", said one witness.

The police also confirmed that a "suspicious device" was found in the truck which plowed into pedestrians outside a busy department store in Stockholm Friday, killing four and injuring 15 others.

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