Uzbek man is Stockholm death-truck suspect

People lay flowers on Saturday near the site in central Stockholm where a stolen truck ploughed into pedestrians, killing four, the day before. (Reuters Photo)

STOCKHOLM: The suspect in Stockholm's deadly beer truck attack is a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan who had been on authorities' radar previously, Swedish authorities said on Saturday.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven urged citizens to "get through this" and strolled through the streets of the capital to chat with residents and offer reassurances after what he called "a terror attack".

Flags flew at half-staff to commemorate the four people killed and 15 wounded when the hijacked truck ploughed into a crowd of shoppers on Friday afternoon in Stockholm. The prime minister declared Monday a national day of mourning, with a minute of silence to be marked at noon.

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