Foto: Fredrik Persson/ TT.
Photo: Fredrik Persson/ TT.

Swedish Prison Service follows Copenhagen shootings case

The Swedish Prison and Probation Service is following closely the on-going investigation of the shootings in Copenhagen after Danish police said that the alleged gunman may have been radicalised in prison, newspaper Svenska Dagbladet reports.

According to the head of security at the Swedish Prison and Probation Service, Per Westberg, there are currently no radical religious groups in Swedish prisons, but there have been instances when they have had to move inmates to break groups up.

"We have had to break up groups to prevent radicalisation in the past, but we move inmates all the time for numerous reasons", Westberg told Svenska Dagbladet.

The man suspected of killing two people in the Danish capital had just been released from prison for stabbing another young man.

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