- Title: Swedish truck attack victims identified
- Date: 9th April 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (APRIL 9, 2017) (REUTERS) (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL STRATEGIC COMMANDER, JONAS HYSING, SAYING: "All four deceased are now identified and (the) family to the deceased are notified. There are two Swedish citizens among the deceased and there are two foreign citizens among the deceased. The countries' embassies are being contacted as we speak." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL STRATEGIC COMMANDER, JONAS HYSING, SAYING: "He (the suspect of the truck attack) has applied for permit residence in Sweden. He has been denied that. And he's been wanted by the police though he's not been in custody of the migration office." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL STRATEGIC COMMANDER, JONAS HYSING, SAYING: "He was applying for residence." JOURNALIST ASKING: "That as rejected?" "It was rejected in June (2016)." (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL STRATEGIC COMMANDER, JONAS HYSING, SAYING: "We're looking into all the suspect's whereabouts and all about his identity. So, we'll get back to you as soon as we have that positively confirmed, but at the moment no." WHITE FLASH (SOUNDBITE) (English) NATIONAL STRATEGIC COMMANDER, JONAS HYSING, SAYING: "National operation resources are being tasked to support the police region in Stockholm, that's the counter-terrorist unit and that's the national bomb squad and also the helicopters that we use. We're working very closely together with all the police regions that are supporting the police regions in Stockholm in this incident. We are also working, of course, very closely together with the security service in exchanging information and intelligence. Approximately 100 police officers are being deployed from all over the country into Stockholm, supporting in this tragic incident." NEWS CONFERENCE ENDING
- Embargoed: 23rd April 2017 12:09
- Keywords: truck attack Stockholm police news conference
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BOEUYV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS WHITE FLASHES TO SEPARATE SOUNDBITES
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: AN UPDATE OF THIS NEWS CONFERENCE WILL FOLLOW IN LATER EDIT (7073-SWEDEN-ATTACK/POLICE-NEWSER UPDATE)
Swedish police on Sunday (April 9) said the victims of the truck attack in Stockholm were identified as a Briton, two Swedes and a Belgian.
The names of the victims have not been released.
Officials, speaking at a news conference in Stockholm also said said that the suspect in the attack had sought and been denied permanent residency in the Nordic country and was wanted for deportation.
They said the suspect, a 39-year-old Uzbek man detained on Friday (April 7), was known to have expressed sympathies with extremist organisations, including Islamic state.
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