Swedish police release image of man wanted in connection to truck attack

Swedish police release image of man wanted in connection to truck attack

Swedish police have released an image of a man wanted for questioning over Friday’s suspected terrorist attack in Stockholm after a truck drove into pedestrians. Three people were originally reported to be dead, police now say this cannot be confirmed.

The image of the wanted man was displayed at a joint press conference held by police and Swedish intelligence agency (SAPO).

“I have a picture of a person who has been seen at the location at this point in time. We want to get in contact with this person,” Mats Lofving, head of Swedish police’s National Operations Department (NOA).

The grainy image, taken from what appears to be CCTV footage, shows a man wearing a hooded jacket over a T-shirt and dark trousers. The police chief said the image was taken close to the time of the incident in the same vicinity.

Speaking alongside Lofving, Head of SAPO Anders Thornberg said the two organizations were working side by side. “We will turn over every stone to find out who is behind this,” he said at the conference.

The attack took place in Drottninggatan, one of the city’s main pedestrian areas. The truck ploughed through people before crashing into a department store. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said the attack appeared to be an act of terrorism.

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