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Report: Suspected terrorist not mentally disturbed

Published onsdag 10 maj kl 12.39
Flowers at the place where the truck happened April 7.
Flowers at the place where the truck happened April 7. Credit: Pontus Lundahl/TT

A medical report says Rakhmat Akilov, the man suspected in the April 7 truck attack in Stockholm, was not mentally disturbed at the time of the attack that killed five and injured 14.

The forensic psychiatry report, given over Wednesday to the Stockholm District Court, concluded Rakhmat Akilov had no serious mental disorder, according to a copy obtained by The Associated Press.

His lawyer, Johan Eriksson, told news agency TT that such a report "is done regularly in matters of a serious nature as is the case here."

The 39-year-old Uzbek man has pleaded guilty to a terrorist crime for ramming the truck he stole into a crowd on the busy Drottninggatan in the Swedish capital on April 7. His residency application in Sweden was rejected last year.

Deputy Chief Prosecutor Hans Ihrman has previously said that the investigation of the suspected terrorist attack may take up to one year.

On Wednesday morning, Hans Ihrman also filed a request for extended time for the prosecution of the case.

"Extensive investigation measures in the form of ongoing interrogations, analyses, mapping and technical investigations remain before the preliminary investigation can be completed," Hans Ihrman says in a press release.

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