Stockholm suspect ‘admits truck attack’

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The Stockholm truck attack suspect has confessed to a “terrorist crime”, his lawyer said at a court hearing in the Swedish capital.

Rakhmat Akilov, 39 and from Uzbekistan, admitted carrying out the attack in court and was remanded in custody.

Wearing green overalls, he was brought into the court in handcuffs.

Four people were killed when a lorry was driven into a department store on Friday. A number of people were also injured, two critically.

“His position is that he admits to a terrorist crime and accepts therefore that he will be detained,” said lawyer Johan Eriksson.

A second man is no longer being held as a suspect, according to prosecution authorities, but he will not be released because he already had a deportation order standing against him.

 

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