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Police reported over Gothenburg terror threat

TT/The Local · 4 Nov 2010, 08:34

Published: 04 Nov 2010 08:34 GMT+01:00

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Erik Nord at Västra Götaland police confirmed that a 39-year-old father of four arrested on Saturday was never suspected of an offence.

"Some form of mistake occurred," he told the local Göteborgs-Posten daily.

The 39-year-old was arrested in connection with a major police raid early on Saturday. He was forced to sit naked on the floor with his hands over his head with a weapon directed at him, the newspaper reported.

Details of what exactly occurred on Saturday morning are starting to emerge. On Wednesday the Security Service (Säpo) said that there was a fifth person involved in the investigation, which was hitherto unknown.

"Five people were brought in. Three of them were suspected of offences," said Säpo press secretary Patrik Peter to news agency TT.

According to Säpo, arrest warrants were issued for three people on suspicion of preparing a terrorist crime. These people were arrested in connection with the police raids on Saturday morning.

A further two people should have been taken in for interviews - one of them the 39-year-old father of four who claims to have been arrested in a very brutal manner and who was told of the suspicions levelled against him.

"There are three who have been suspected and who remain at the very least, of interest to the investigation," said Peter.

Nord confirmed that the Gothenburg police had been told to raid three addresses on Saturday. At the same time they chanced upon a fourth man who they suspected was one of those subject to an arrest warrant and they thus detained him as well.

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Nord however denied knowledge of a fifth person.

Police revealed on Friday that they had been tipped off "by a credible source" that a bomb attack was planned in central Gothenburg.

Later on Saturday, police declared the bomb threat to be over and announced that they had handed over the investigation to Säpo.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:40 November 4, 2010 by Iraniboy
I still fail to see what are the evidences against these persons! If there is one let us know and put them in jail ASAP with all of their group members. If the only evidence is their opinion about Muhammad cartoons ( As they were questioned during the interrogation) then the investigators should apologize for this slander and the previous one in Arlanda and false propaganda caused based on non-existent evidence!!
10:50 November 4, 2010 by Internuncio
And these clowns are permitted to carry loaded weapons in public places, drive cars, vote, and probably worse, have children!

Where are the Myrdals and their forced sterilization program now that we really need them?
11:31 November 4, 2010 by calebian22
Nice work Säpo. Keep up the good work. (not sarcasm)
12:02 November 4, 2010 by Rishonim
The Local is all of a sudden using fancy old fashioned words. "hitherto"

Árbol que nace torcido, jamás su tronco endereza

A confesión de parte relevo de prueba
12:36 November 4, 2010 by Swedesmith
These terrorists are ruthless and ruthless methods must be employed to keep them in check. Nice work Säpo.
14:34 November 4, 2010 by Sam1
If anything happens in then its USA ...they want to prove something..

Something like HEY Europe keep on backing us with our brutal attacks on muslims in Afghanistan...Iraq etc...So if your country is peaceful and manages to keep all religion under control, WE USA push those Muslims to do things so you do not withdraw your army and support to USA...

Its all crap and Muslims by the way has always been stupid and aggressive, just draw a cartoon about Islam they become all savages and break things and threat with terror...and guess who pushes them ALWAYS USA...Bin laden is the product of USA:.and what USA likes about muslims is that...

JUST SEND them any dumb paid SHeik to play with their mind by the name of God its damn easy...and they will do what USA wants at the end...USA couldnt handle Some muslims in Iraq then USA played Shiaa sometimes they played Sunna to let them kill each other and not US soldiers...DAMN US
15:23 November 4, 2010 by Iraniboy

If a terrorist is permitted to carry weapon in public, vote, drive car, etc.. then it is police and their segment is to blame. They get money to tackle, arrest them not to tell us about the threat!!!


Exactly but if it turns out that the person is not terrorist, then you're a ruthless person employing an ruthless method on an innocent person!!
15:41 November 4, 2010 by ericrufinosiah
The US lost the war in Vietnam not because of it's inferior weapons or lousy

soldiers?The US lost because of unpatriotic citizens and etc.leaking unfavourable

news from home to the fighting soldiers and unfavourable news on the soldiers

back home and next all sorts of pressures put on the US Government and etc.If

there also such unpatriotic Swedish citizens who put unnecessary pressures on their Government's fight against home grown terrorists,then the Swedish Government would have the same fate but then the only difference is that Sweden

is not at war with another country but it is at war with home grown terrorists,so do

please support the Government whole heartily.
15:49 November 4, 2010 by Internuncio

Thank you for taking the time to make a comment about my posting.

Just to clarify, by "clowns" I meant the police.
01:02 November 5, 2010 by Swedesmith
Iranboy: if the police apply ruthlessness on an innocent person, then they are the terrorists.
01:24 November 5, 2010 by Sam1
No one would one to hurt any one in Sweden, except if USA would do it or pay some one to do it...

Because they want to prove something...by the way they have a set of Sheiks under their finger whenver they want they call them to gather people to get 70 virgins...
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