Stockholm Attacker Admits To Terror Crime

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Updated April 11, 2017

The Stockholm truck attack suspect who drove into a department store on Friday killing four people has confessed to the crime.

According to his lawyer, Johan Eriksson, the suspect admitted responsibility for the terrorist crime at a custody hearing in the Swedish capital, saying he accepts being detained.

Police officials say the suspect, Rakhmat Akilov, had been on the wanted list after disappearing when he was denied residency in Sweden.

He is reported to have expressed sympathy for the Islamic State (IS). Reports also say he had left a wife and four children behind in Uzbekistan in order to earn money to send home.