A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism crimes following an October arson attack on a mosque in the southern Swedish town of Malmo, local media reported Monday.

 

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The man, in his thirties who was not identified, was arrested Saturday and is suspected of setting fire to a local mosque in Malmo on Oct. 11, Swedish Television reported.

 

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, although authorities have been sceptical about that claim.

 

“The only thing I can say is that he denies involvement,” the man’s defender Lars Edman told SVT.