Terror trial starts in Sweden against 6 Central Asian men
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A trial has started in Stockholm of three men suspected of preparing an extremist attack in Sweden.
Swedish Radio, quoting the prosecutor, said the men had gathered some 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of chemicals, knives, gas masks and military equipment, and photos of potentials targets in Stockholm were found on their cell phones.
Prosecutor demand life in Stockholm truck attack
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish prosecutor on Thursday demanded life in jail for an Uzbek man who has confessed to ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in Stockholm last year, killing five people and injuring 14 others.
Prosecutor Hans Ihrman said that "anything but life is excluded. (Rakmat) Akilov is a security risk to society and will continue to be one as long as he has the attitude he has today."
Uzbek Stockholm truck attacker had pledged allegiance to IS
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Uzbek man who carried out a deadly attack on Stockholm last year swore allegiance to the Islamic State group in a video and wrote that he wanted "to scare the infidels and leave my life," prosecutors said Tuesday as his trial began.
Rakhmat Akilov appeared before the Stockholm District Court for ramming a stolen truck into a crowd in the Swedish capital, killing five people and injuring 14 others because he wanted to punish Sweden for joining a coalition against the IS.
Swedes charge Uzbek man with terrorism in truck attack
STOCKHOLM (AP) — An Uzbek man who rammed a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm in April, killing five and injuring 14, was charged Tuesday with terrorism, attempts to carry out a terror act and endangering others.
Stockholm truck attack trial expected to start in February
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Swedish prosecutors say an Uzbek man who rammed a stolen truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm in April, killing five and injuring 14, is expected to stand trial in February.
Prosecutor Hans Ihrman told Swedish broadcaster TV4 Monday that Rakhmat Akilov is the only suspect, and the trial is likely to take "a couple of months."
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Swedish investigator says the probe into the April 7 attack when a stolen truck rammed into a crowd in downtown Stockholm, killing five and injuring 14, will last until the end of the year.
Christer Nilsson says he expects that formal charges against the suspect, a 39-year-old Uzbek man, will be ready after that — "give or take a couple of months."
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A medical report says the Uzbek man suspected in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm, was not mentally disturbed at the time of the attack that killed five and injured 14.
The forensic psychiatry report, handed over Wednesday to the Stockholm District Court, concluded 39-year-old Rakhmat Akilov had no serious mental disorder, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman in her 60s who was injured in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm has died, Swedish authorities said Friday, raising the death toll to five.
A political party in Trollhattan, near Goteborg, identified the woman as Marie Kide, 66, an elected member of the city council.
"It is with sorrow that I have received the message that another person died," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said.
2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack released
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm.
The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Wednesday that the man, arrested April 23 and never publicly identified, was no longer considered a suspect. He was released late Tuesday.
HELSINKI (AP) — Swedish police have arrested a second person in the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm.
Police spokesman Simon Bynert said Monday the male suspect was arrested Sunday, but he did not elaborate.