Stockholm attack: Uzbek man held on suspicion of terrorism

Regeringskanslient Prime Minister Stefan Lofven gives a press briefing after the attack

"We do not comment on what we have seized", said Bystrom, declining to confirm or deny media reports that a bag with some kind of explosives had been found in truck.

The suspect, who has only been officially identified as a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan, "applied for a permanent residency permit in 2014", Police chief Jonas Hysing Hysing said.

Police said roughly five other people remained in police custody for questioning over the apparent terror attack, in which a hijacked delivery truck mowed down pedestrians in Stockholm last Friday, killing four people.

The vigil is to take place at the Sergels Torg plaza near where the truck rammed into shoppers before hitting into the facade of the busy Ahlens department store. "And then I saw injured people", said one witness.

Two men had been arrested earlier on suspicion of involvement in the attack.

Police also said they found a suspicious device in the passenger seat of the auto, though they would not confirm whether or not the device was some kind of bomb, as has been reported in the Swedish media.

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He had been seen only as a "marginal character", National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said. And though it's unclear whether the suspect was a Swedish citizen or how long he'd been in the country, the attack had some city residents re-evaluating the country's stance on immigration.

Police say the man was known to have expressed sympathy for groups including so-called Islamic State. Fifteen people were injured, four of them critically, Stockholm County Council said.

According to the spokesperson, no information on any Vietnamese victims in the attack has been reported so far, she noted. "But we will get through this - together", said PM Stefan Lofven.

Stockholm was put on lockdown following the attack, shutting down the city's public-transit system.

Judicial officials said a second person had been arrested in relation to the investigation into the attack.

Thousands of people have come to the site, including the prime minister and members of Sweden's royal family, to lay flowers and light candles in memory of the truck attack victims. In December 2010, a suicide bomber blew himself up, also on the Drottninggatan street, slightly injuring several passersby.

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