April 8, 2017 / 12:14 PM / 4 months ago

Swedish security police say suspect in truck attack previously known

STOCKHOLM 2017-04-08 Flowers and a note "Je suis Stockholm" near the crime scene in central Stockholm the morning after a hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians on Drottninggatan and crashed into Ahlens department store on Friday, killing four people, injuring 15 others. TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund/via REUTERS

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - The man in custody suspected of carrying out the Stockholm truck attack has previously figured in intelligence material, Swedish security police said on Saturday.

"The arrested man was not part of any of the security police's ongoing investigations. However, he is a person who has previously figured in our intelligence flow," head of the Sapo security police, Anders Thornberg, told reporters.

National Police chief Dan Eliasson confirmed that the suspect is a 39 year-old from Uzbekistan.

Reporting by Stockholm Newsroom

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