On Tuesday evening, a major police operation was launched in Gottsunda in Uppsala in connection with a weapon find.

The operation lasted for over twelve hours and in connection with it, the police arrested a 16-year-old boy, who lives in Borås.

The boy is suspected of preparation for murder and aggravated weapons offences. Police also confiscated a weapon.

No people were injured in connection with the incident.

Suspected of preparation for murder

On Friday, detention hearings were held – the boy is now in custody and suspected on probable cause of aggravated weapons offenses and on the law for flammable and explosive goods.

"The boy denies any wrongdoing. We are now continuing with the technical investigation and do not rule out that the incident is connected to previous shootings, says Elin Blank.

The 16-year-old remains suspected of preparation for murder. The boy is already known to the police.