Swedish authorities have arrested a second suspect in Friday's attack on a Stockholm department store, which left four dead and at least 15 injured.
The first suspect was a rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan, who was supposed to be deported to his native country. On Feb. 24, he was formally sought after by Swedish police.
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"Given the information that the Swedish Security Service has been providing in recent years, there are a couple of hundred people in Sweden who have the capability and the will to carry out these type of attacks", he said.
Police said they were investigating the second suspect for a "terrorist crime [by committing] murder".
There are also more details concerning Akilov's failed attempt to detonate a bag full of "home-made explosives", which The Washington Post reveals the Stockholm suspect tried to set off by lighting himself on fire.
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Ten people remain in hospital following the attack - two of them in intensive care.
"We believe it's our duty to come here and show our support for the Swedish society", he said.
"I thought everyone would run past me and save themselves", Papusa Ciuraru, whose foot was crushed by a boulder displaced by the speeding truck, told the Expressen daily. Nine wounded people are still hospitalized. Agency head Benedicte Bjornland said it was likely the youth had been inspired by recent attacks in Stockholm, France, Germany, Britain and Russian Federation.
He said the four victims killed in the Stockholm attack included one person from Britain, one from Belgium and two Swedes.
"If it's going do anything its going to make it more stronger than divided", he said, referring to Friday's attack.
"You have one (side) saying 'This is enough, we can't have this".
Stockholm was returning to normality on a bright Sunday morning with police barricades taken down along the Drottninggatan street where the attack took place. "People are more alert, and earlier I heard an ambulance, and everyone looked afraid like something was happening". "We want to have, as before, a free life and we welcome people from overseas".
The man accused of driving the truck down the busy thoroughfare and into a major department store was arrested shortly after the attack.
The Ahlens department store said its motivation "was born out of the idea of standing up for transparency and not allowing evil forces take control of our lives".
The store now plans to reopen on Monday without any damaged goods.
"They put Stockholm under lockdown quite quickly", Brun said in a phone interview.