Stockholm, Sweden. Details are emerging from the terrorist attack in Stockholm that paint the terrorist as an ISIS supporter who was rejected by the Swedish government as a refugee from Uzbekistan acting in cooperation with others.
The Stockholm terrorist attack suspect was a rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan who eluded authorities’ attempts to deport him by giving police a wrong address, Swedish police said Sunday while announcing the arrest of a second suspect indicating he was not acting alone in the city center rampage.
Stockholm police told a news conference that the suspect’s request for a residence permit was rejected in June 2016, but police could not find him to send him back to his native country because he was not at the address he had given. Swedish police started formally seeking the Uzbek terrorist in February.
A second person has been arrested in connection with the attack and is suspected of terrorist offenses, including murder, spokeswoman Karin Rosander announced. She did not give further details about the new suspect. Four others were being held by police. Raising questions about just what did the Stockholm Police know in advance of the attacks and when did they know it.
Stockholm Police held raids overnight to bring other people in for questioning as authorities investigated the deadliest attack in Stockholm in years. Sweden’s SAPO security police said it was working to find “any abettor or network involved in the attack.”
Thousands of people have visited the site of the terrorist attack in Stockholm, including the prime minister, several government officials and Sweden’s crown princess, to lay flowers and light candles in memory of the truck attack victims.