Suspect In Stockholm Terror Attack Is An ISIS-Sympathizer, Had Homemade Bomb In Truck
The suspect in the deadly terror attack in Stockholm is reportedly a supporter of ISIS. The man believed to be behind the truck attack that killed four and injured 15 is a 39-year-old man from the central Asian republic of Uzbekistan. The man, who was already known to intelligence services before the lethal attack, lived in a suburb of the Swedish capital.
The Swedish newspaper, The Aftonbladet, stated that the man was an ISIS-sympathizer who posted videos of ISIS atrocities on Facebook. He also allegedly “liked” a photo of the bloody aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings the newspaper reported. A friend of the man arrested told the paper that 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.”
A police source told The Aftonbladet that authorities have “very good evidence” against the man who was arrested. The suspect was wearing the same clothes as a man seen in a photo distributed by police and he was covered in broken glass.
On Friday, the man hijacked the beer truck minutes before the attack and then plowed into pedestrians in a shopping district of Stockholm. Around 3 p.m. local time, the truck barreled down the pedestrian street known as the Drottninggatan before crashing into a department store and starting a fire.
Video shows how fast the terror truck was speeding down the busy shopping area as people run for their lives.