>> An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm had expressed sympathy for Islamic State. That according to Swedish police, who also say the 39-year old was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order. Two sources who had worked with the suspect, Rakhmat Akilov, independently identified him to Reuters from images distributed by police.
On Friday, he drove a hijacked beer delivery truck and hurtled down a busy shopping street before crashing into a store and causing a fire. The rampage killing four people, two Swedes, one British citizen, and one Belgian. He was arrested four hours later. There has, so far, been no claim of responsibility.
From the Central Asian Republic of Uzbekistan, Akilov applied for permanent residence in Sweden in 2014, but his bid was rejected. Police had been looking for him since Sweden's migration agency, in December, gave him four weeks to leave, though security services had not viewed the suspect as a militant threat.
A second person has been arrested in connection with the assault. But police say they're more convinced than ever that the Uzbek man was the driver of the truck.