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Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly truck attack

Sweden arrests second suspect over deadly   truck attack
Swedish police said they had arrested a second suspect linked to the deadly truck attack in Stockholm this month. The unnamed person was detained on Sunday on the order of prosecutors, the force said, without going into further details on the suspected offence.

Four people were killed and 15 injured when a truck plowed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in the center of the capital on April 7.

The suspected driver, an Uzbek asylum seeker named by police as Rakhmat Akilov, is already in custody. Police said the second arrest had followed the examination of unspecified material gathered after the attack. The attack targeted young children as he drove a hijacked lorry into a crowded shopping street in Stockholm, witnesses claimed.

Infants' buggies were sent "flying through the air", one Swedish broadcaster reported, as the vehicle zigzagged along the pedestrianised Queen Street shopping district and embedded itself in the window of a department store.

"It swerved from side to side. It didn't look out of control, it was trying to hit people," a second witness, Glen Foran, an Australian tourist, told Reuters. "It hit people, it was terrible. It hit a pram with a kid in it, demolished it."


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