A security services 39-year-old Uzbekistan native who was the suspect in the Stockholm truck rampage was finally in custody of the Swedish officials on Saturday, April 8.
Considering it as a terror attack, four people died while 15 others were injured when the hijacked beer truck plowed into a crowd of Friday afternoon shoppers in central Stockholm. The stolen beer truck traveled for more than 500 yards along a main pedestrian street known as the Drottninggatan before it smashed into a crowd outside the upscale Ahlens department store.
People offer flowers to the victims of the attack.
“The suspect didn’t appear in our recent files but he earlier has been in our files,” Swedish Security Service head Anders Thornberg said.
On the other hand, Swedish police chief Dan Eliasson described the suspect as a “marginal character” and also shared that the police found something in the truck that “could be a bomb or an incendiary object.”
After investigations, the police found a homemade bomb which the attacker attempted to use to “burn” himself.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people gathered at the crash site including Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria, tearful while laying roses on the ground for the victims.
“We must show a huge force, we must go against this,” she told reporters.