How the Stockholm Terror Suspect Evaded Deportation

Posted: Apr 09, 2017 5:15 PM

The suspect behind last week's truck attack in Stockholm, Sweden is a refugee from Uzbekistan, police revealed on Sunday. His request for asylum had been rejected, but authorities were unable to deport him back to his country because he had given them the wrong address.

Jan Evensson of the Stockholm police told a news conference that the 39-year-old suspect’s request for a residence permit was rejected in June 2016, but police could not find him to send him back to his native country because he was not at the address he had given. Swedish police started formally seeking him on Feb. 24. 

The suspect is known to have sympathies to "extremist organizations," according to Evensson. A second arrest was made on Sunday, while four others suspected of a connection are being held by police.

Four people were killed and 15 others injured in Friday's attack in Stockholm, when the suspect hijacked a beer truck and drove into a crowd of bystanders near a department store.

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