Teen may not have acted alone: police

The teenager arrested by police on Monday on suspicion of the pre-school explosion, may have had help from one or more accomplices, according to police.

Teen may not have acted alone: police

“We have a few indications that this may well be the case,” said Sven-Olof Karlsson of the local police to daily Aftonbladet on Wednesday.

The boy was brought in for questioning on Monday after the blast at a pre school in the Stockholm district of Sköndal seriously injured a four-year-old girl.

Since then, two more charges have been found in the area.

On Monday, police detonated a homemade charge after it had been discovered hanging from a goal on a football field.

On Tuesday a third charge was found near a playground, only metres away from playing children.

After the second bomb had been found police issued a warning that the public should beware unidentified objects wrapped in green tape and report any new discoveries immediately.

Police said on Wednesday that it is not unlikely that the teenager currently being questioned had one or more accomplices.

“There are some indications that that may be the case but considering the young age of the boy and his friends I don’t want to say more about it at present,” said Karlsson to the paper.

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Gothenburg apartment blast suspect found dead

Prosecutors have said that the man suspected as being behind a detonation in Gothenburg last week has been found dead on Wednesday after an apparent suicide.

Police by a Gothenburg pier
Police close to where the suspect's body was found in the water. Photo: Adam Ihse/TT

Named as Mark Lorentzon by Swedish media, the man was suspected of being behind the pre-dawn blast last Tuesday that injured 16 people at the building where he lived.

City workers pulled a body out of a central Gothenburg waterway early Wednesday that “was identified as that of the man sought by police and prosecutors… after the explosion in a building,” prosecutors said in a statement.

They added that suicide was the most plausible cause of death. The man was the subject of an international arrest warrant issued earlier this week.

The suspect, who had been due to be evicted from the building on the day of the explosion, had vanished without a trace.

The blast, which sparked a major fire, landed 16 people in hospital including four with serious injuries, and residents of 140 apartments were evacuated.