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Swedish security police say suspect in truck attack previously known
April 8, 2017 / 12:14 PM / 7 months ago

Swedish security police say suspect in truck attack previously known

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.

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

“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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