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Man arrested over threatening mail to Swedish ministers is suspected of attempted murder in UK

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Published: 16.May.2018 07:42 hrs

A 42-year-old man arrested at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport accused of making serious threats against Swedish ministers is also suspected of attempted murder in the UK, it has emerged.

The man was arrested on a flight from Thailand to Stockholm on Saturday, on suspicion of sending threatening mail as well as attempted murder, but it was not initially known which country the attempted murder charge was from.

"The suspicion of attempted murder regards plaintiffs in the UK," Sweden's security police Säpo revealed on Wednesday night.

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