A Swedish prosecutor says a person has been formally identified as a suspect "of terrorist offenses by murder" by driving a hijacked truck into a crowd of pedestrians, killing four people and wounding 15 others.
Prime Minister Stefan Lofven visited the site and struck a defiant tone: "All of us feel anger over what has happened, I also feel the same anger, but we also need to use that anger for something constructive and go forward". Their identities were not released by Swedish officials. The suspect is a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan.
"Yes, it is correct, it is likely him", police spokesman Lars Bystrom told The Associated Press on Saturday.
The man, previously known to Swedish intelligence services as a marginal figure with no clear links to extremist groups, is suspected of mowing down pedestrians on a busy shopping street and smashing through a store front on Friday. "Really angry with the people who did this", said Torvald, 51. Swedish prosecutor Hans Ihrman said a person has been f.
Fifteen people were injured, 10 of whom remained in hospital on Saturday including a child, health authorities said.
"We stand in solidarity with the people of #Sweden", European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Twitter.
He declined to comment on Swedish media reports that the suspect was a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan.
Killed in the attack were two Swedes, one Brit and one Belgian.
In his message, Ghanem denounced the attack and expressed full solidarity with the people and government of friendly Sweden in whatever measures they might take to protect the security and stability of their country. The report said the bomb may have partly exploded, burning the driver.
Mr. Thornberg said that the agency had followed up on information it received on the suspect past year, but that it did not lead to anything. "I looked out of the store and saw a big truck".
Ciuraru, speaking from her bed at the Saint Goran hospital in Stockholm, said she "thought a war was going on" because "people around me were screaming".
Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in Nice, France, in July 2016, when a truck killed 86 people, and a truck attack on a Christmas market in Berlin in December that killed 12.
Her husband, Joachim Lindstrom, disagreed: "It was not unexpected".
Stockholm city officials, meanwhile, planned to move thousands of flowers at a makeshift memorial to a nearby square after an aluminum fence outside the Ahlens department store was overwhelmed with tributes and threatened to collapse, Sweden's TT news agency said.
A gaping hole in the wall of the store showed the force of the impact from the truck, which was removed overnight for examination by forensics experts, and people gathered to pay their respects and leave flowers.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
Live television footage showed smoke coming out of the upscale Ahlens department store on Drottninggatan Street, which the truck smashed into.
Lofven said Monday would be a day of mourning in Sweden.
Chris Bevington, an executive at Spotify, was among the victims killed in Friday's truck attack in Stockholm, the streaming service's founder, Daniel Ek, confirmed with a Facebook post on Sunday. It was quickly put out.
"We have investigated several people this evening, who we found interesting in one way or another, and recently we arrested someone we are very interested in", said police investigator Jan Evensson.