Stockholm: Man arrested on terrorism charges

Updated: Translated article replaced by one from the English-language press.

A Swedish citizen has been arrested in the Stockholm suburb of Rinkeby on suspicion of terrorist offences. The man is believed to have connections to Somalian terror group al-Shabaab, which is linked to al-Qaeda.

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“One person has been arrested today, supected of conspiracy to commit acts of terror,” said Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström at the International Prosecutor’s Office in Stockholm.

A warrant for the man’s arrest was issued some time ago. He is wanted on ‘probable cause’, the highest grade of suspicion in the Swedish system.

The man was born in 1984 and is of Somalian origin, according to Expressen. He was arrested by heavily armed police.

Hilding Qvarnström confirms that the case is linked to the charges laid against a man in Gothenburg suspected of the same offence.

“There are links with the investigation in Gothenburg,” she said.

Hilding Qvarnström has until Friday to decide whether to charge the man or to release him. Asked whether more arrests were expected, she said:

“You can never know, but now we are continuing our work. The investigation is underway.”


Source: The Local (English)

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