We know this about the terror suspected man
The Kazakh citizen is described as a caring family father. But today he was arrested on probable cause for allegedly planning to commit a terrorist offense. "In some sense, another person is involved," says prosecutor Henrik Olin during a press conference following the detention hearing in Östersund.
This is what we know about the man: He is in his 30s and was arrested at 11am on Wednesday after being chased by police in central Östersund.
The intervention initially appeared to be a traffic offense, but after finding in the car he was suspected of preparing for murder.
Information then emerged that led to the Security Police being engaged. The classification has subsequently been changed to stamp to terrorist crimes. This means that a person plans a crime together with another person, tries to persuade someone to commit a crime or offers to commit it.Denies the charges
During Friday's detention hearing in Östersund District Court, the man denied the charges. He did not, however, object to the prosecutor's claim that he should be detained. After nearly two hours of negotiation behind closed doors, he was detained for the reasons stated by the prosecutor.
The man is a citizen of Kazakhstan, but has lived in Sweden with his family for several years. He has applied for a residence permit several times and now has a temporary residence permit which is valid until the turn of the year.Friends in shock
In the small community where the man lives and lives, the surroundings are shocked and difficult to understand the charges against the man.
- I know him very well and this is so strange everything so it is not wise, says a family friend to SVT News.