Swedish police confirm identity of Stockholm truck attack suspect

Cheryl Sanders
April 10, 2017

Sweden's SAPO security police said it was working to find "any abettor or network involved in the attack".

This past February, the still unnamed man continued to evade authorities tasked that month in carrying out the order.

According to police, the suspect was a sympathiser of extremist groups and was facing deportation after his residency permit application was denied. Fifteen people were injured, two of whom remained in critical condition on Sunday.

Currently, there are three men suspected of the involvement in the Friday attack under police arrest, of whom two were taken on Friday and the other on Sunday. An Uzbeki national who sympathized with ISIS and is believed to be the driver of the stolen truck was arrested in the evening following the attack, and another man was arrested later that evening.

Mr Evensson said authorities have questioned more than 500 people in the investigation so far.

"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, after several raids on addresses around Stockholm over the weekend.

Spotify founder Daniel Ek has confirmed that one of the victims killed in Friday's terrorist attack in Sweden was Chris Bevington, the company's director of global partnerships/business development.

"I said just a week before that it's just a matter of time before it is going to pop up in Sweden", he told the Associated Press.

Police have also confirmed the killer had an explosive device beside him in the cab of the lorry made up of gas bottles, chemicals, nails and bolts. "We do not comment on what we have seized", he said.

In a news conference Saturday, Stockholm Police Chief Dan Eliason said authorities had already gathered intelligence on the suspect, whom he described as a "marginal character".

"We must show a huge force, we must go against this", she told reporters.

The Belgian news agency Belga, quoting Reyders, says the woman had been reported missing and was first identified via her identity papers and later by DNA testing.

"He has four kids and works in construction". Fifteen other people were wounded in the attack, including an 83-year-old Romanian woman who was begging on the popular shopping street.

"People around me were screaming". It was not clear why The suspect was supposed to leave Sweden in January, he said.

Expressen did not specify whether the man had claimed to have committed the attack on behalf of IS.

"It's very simple. Things like this will always happen in an open society", Eklund said. A hijacked truck was driven into a.

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