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New details about 39-year-old terror suspect

Published söndag 9 april kl 09.06
Anhållne 39-åringen och lastbilen på Drottninggatan
The arrested 39-year-old and the truck on Drottninggatan. Credit: The Police/TT

Swedish Radio has obtained further information about the Uzbek man arrested on suspicion of carrying out Friday’s attack in Stockholm where four people were killed.

The man, who is currently in police custody, has been registered at an address in northern Stockholm since the spring of 2015. At the same time, another person with links to financial crime was also registered at the address.

The financial crime included an illegitimate cleaning business where fake invoices were issued. Those involved in the scheme were at the outset suspected of sending money to IS in Syria but those suspicions could not be confirmed. Instead, the suspects were convicted of severe tax crimes and of false accounting.

Just like the arrested terror suspect, several of the key people involved in the financial crime scheme are also citizens of Uzbekistan.

Today, the 39-year-old terror suspect has a so-called “special postal address” in northern Stockholm, which means he is likely living elsewhere. He also has a so-called coordination number, which is a uniform Swedish identification number for non-EU citizens who are not or have not been registered in the Swedish population record, or who are waiting to be registered and to receive a permanent personal identity number. Coordination numbers are provided by the Swedish Tax Agency.

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