Stockholm suspect ‘admits crashing truck into pedestrians’

Stockholm suspect ‘admits crashing truck into pedestrians’

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The driver of a stolen truck who is suspected of ramming into a crowd in central Stockholm has admitted his guilt, a Swedish lawyer said.

Four people were killed and 15 others wounded in the incident.
Johan Eriksson said outside Stockholm District Court that Rakhmat Akilov “acknowledges the terrorist charge and agrees to be arrested”.

Mr Eriksson was speaking to reporters outside the courthouse minutes before the court was scheduled to decide on a formal order by prosecutors to continue the detention of the 39-year-old Uzbek-born man.

Akilov allegedly drove the stolen beer truck into a crowd outside an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon. He was detained by police hours later and arrested early Saturday.

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