Fox News is reporting that the suspect arrested in connection with Sweden’s Friday terror attack posted ISIS videos on Facebook.
Well now, isn’t that a surprise.
There attack left four dead Swedish people, at least one dog, and 15 injured.
The Aftonbladet newspaper said the suspect was a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan who had lived in one of the Swedish capital’s southern suburbs. The newspaper quoted a friend of the arrested man who said the suspect was a father of four and worked in construction.
“He never talked politics or religion,” the friend said. “The only thing he talked about was getting more jobs so he could send money home to his family.”
Four people were killed and 15 others were injured Friday when a hijacked beer truck plowed into pedestrians at a central Stockholm department store. Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said his country had been “attacked” and described the incident as an “act of terror.”
“The country is in a state of shock,” he said. “The aim of terrorism is to undermine democracy. But such a goal will never be achieved in Sweden.”
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Swedish police suspect that a man detained on Friday evening was the driver on the truck that ploughed into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing four and injuring 15.
“We suspect that the man who was arrested is the perpetrator,” Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom told AFP.
Police on Friday detained the man who they said “matched the description” of a photo released of a suspect wearing a dark hoodie and military green jacket.
According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the same man is a 39-year-old of Uzbek origin and a supporter of the Islamic State (IS) group.
If confirmed as a terror attack, it would be Sweden’s first such deadly assault. The 15 injured included children and nine people were “seriously” wounded, health authorities said.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said he had strengthened the country’s border controls.
“Terrorists want us to be afraid, want us to change our behaviour, want us to not live our lives normally, but that is what we’re going to do. So terrorists can never defeat Sweden, never,” he said.
The attack occurred just before 3:00 pm (1300 GMT) when the stolen truck slammed into the corner of the bustling Åhléns store and the popular pedestrian street Drottninggatan, above ground from Stockholm’s central subway station.
Pictures taken at the scene showed a large blue beer truck with a mangled undercarriage smashed into the Åhléns department store.
Witnesses described scenes of terror and panic.
“A massive truck starts driving … and mangles everything and just drives over exactly everything,” eyewitness Rikard Gauffin told AFP.
“It was so terrible and there were bodies lying everywhere… it was really terrifying,” he added.
The truck was towed away in the early hours of Saturday.
In an editorial, Sweden’s biggest broadsheet Dagens Nyheter wrote: “What we feared for a long time finally happened.”
“The fear and panic right after the incident was inevitable. The images from the attack were terrible,” the paper said.
But Stockholm managed to stay “cool-headed” even though the attacker struck “Sweden and Stockholm’s heart”, it added.
Liberals will always say that terror attacks are the price we must pay for enjoying the benefits of diversity and multiculturalism.
So, exactly what are those benefits again, liberals?
There’s some particularly graphic photos of a woman’s legs torn off and her torso cut in half that I’m posting behind the “continue reading” button on the homepage. I’ve also put the photo of the mangled body of the dog killed by the bastard there too.