April 8, 2017 / 12:11 PM / 6 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.

“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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