Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Swedish media name Stockholm truck attack suspect

Swedish media name Stockholm truck attack suspect

Jogging nearby, a couple from the southwestern city Goteborg had come to spend a "quiet weekend" in the Swedish capital and were shocked by the attack, Carina Lindstrom said.

Thousands gathered Sunday at the Swedish department store where a 39-year-old Uzbek man is suspect of committing a deadly truck attack.

Apart from that, the suspect expressed radical ideas and "showed sympathies for extremist organizations, among them Islamic State", Hysing added.

Hysing explained: "The Migration Agency rejected it in June 2016 and also decided that he was to be expelled. In February 2017, the case was handed over to the police to carry out the order, since the person had gone underground".

The Swedish department store that was rammed by a stolen beer truck, leaving four people dead and 15 injured in Stockholm, said Sunday it regrets an announcement that it would reopen two days after the deadly attack to sell damaged goods at a "reduced price".

The man accused of driving the truck down the busy thoroughfare and into a major department store was arrested shortly after the attack. Earlier the authorities said seven people had been brought in for questioning.

Earlier: The Swedish truck attack suspect was an asylum seeker who had his application rejected, Stockholm police said.

Police spokesman Lars Bystrom told The Associated Press on Saturday: "Yes, it is correct, it is likely him".

The U.S. State Department also condemned the attack, adding, "Attacks like this are meant to sow the seeds of fear, but in fact they only strengthen our shared resolve to combat terrorism around the world".

At least four people were killed and over a dozen were injured as a result of the Friday attack in Stockholm. "The other individual is suspected with probable cause, the higher degree of suspicion", she said. "But you never know, you never know (what can happen)", said Sankar Ramasuppu, a bank worker living in Stockholm.

Judicial officials said a second person had been arrested in relation to the investigation into the attack. The Briton killed in the attack has been named as Chris Bevington, 41, who had lived in Stockholm for 10 years.

Police had found a suspect device in the cab of the truck. In December 2010, a suicide bomber blew himself up, also on the Drottninggatan street, slightly injuring several passersby.

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