STOCKHOLM, Sweden — Swedish police said Saturday that they believe they have arrested the driver of a hijacked beer truck which killed four people and injured 15 others on a busy street in the Swedish capital.
“Yes, it is correct, it is likely him,” police spokesman Lars Bystrom told The Associated Press. He declined to comment on Swedish media reports that the suspect was a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s attack.
Earlier, prosecutor Hans Ihrman said a person had been formally identified as a suspect “of terrorist offenses by murder,” and should face a pre-trial custody hearing before midday Tuesday or be released.
Bystrom would not confirm or deny media reports that police had found a bag containing explosives in the truck. “We do not comment on what we have seized,” he said.
Sweden’s health service raised the number of people being treated in hospitals for injuries to 10. It said two were in intensive care, four were seriously injured but the one child was not seriously hurt. Earlier, Karolinska Hospital had reported nine people were still in the hospital.
The gray Stockholm skyline was dotted with flags flying half-staff on a cool morning where a few people walked the quiet streets near the scene of the truck attack.