Second suspect arrested as Briton confirmed among Stockholm deadPor Orquidea Banes Abr 21, 2017
The suspected driver of the truck attack has been identified only as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan who had shown interest in extremist groups and who was facing deportation after his residency permit application was denied.
On Saturday, people placed flowers outside the department store in Stockholm where the attack occurred as a memorial to the victims. Police across the Nordic region went on heightened alert after the Stockholm attack.
Thornberg said that the agency had looked into information it received on the suspect previous year, but that it had not led to anything.
The man had applied for permanent residence in Sweden in 2014.
"The Migration Agency rejected it in June 2016 and also decided that he was to be expelled", he added. Police say the suspect had been ordered to leave the country and expressed extremist sympathies.
Police said he was the person whose grainy picture the police released earlier in the day. "But you never know, you never know (what can happen)", said Sankar Ramasuppu, a bank worker living in Stockholm. Several prominent Swedish officials, including the King stopped by.
The British government named the Briton as Chris Bevington, an executive at Swedish music-streaming service Spotify.
Victims of the attack are remembered with trbutes along a fence near Ahlens on Saturday.. The incident was the fifth terrorist attack in Europe over the past year in which an assailant has used a vehicle to ram into a crowd of people. Nine of the 15 injured remained in hospital on Sunday, two of them in intensive care.
No further information was provided about the raids but Hysing said "the evidence looks very strong" that the Uzbek man was the driver of the truck, which had been hijacked, Reuters reported.
"When the storm hits, we hold each other by the hand and don't let anyone or anything change us for the worse".
He says police also found an object in the truck that "could be a bomb or an incendiary object, we are still investigating it".
"There is nothing to indicate that we've got the wrong man".
The suspect was seen only as a "marginal character", Sweden's National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson told reporters. It is also a stark reminder of how hard it is for authorities to stop these types of attacks that are becoming increasingly common across the continet.
Meanwhile, a peace vigil attracted thousands of people in central Stockholm on Sunday afternoon.
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