Sweden Charges Man for Preparing Suicide Bomb

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 1:09 PM

Prosecutor Ewamari Haggkvist says the suspect, who denies the charges, "could've seriously hurt Sweden." Haggkvist didn't declare where, when and how the explosives would've been used in the Scandinavian nation, or whether the country was actually targeted.

A Swedish prosecutor says a 20-year-old Swedish national has been charged with preparing to a create a suicide bomb.

Prosecutor Ewamari Haggkvist says the suspect, who denies the charges, "could've seriously hurt Sweden."

Haggkvist didn't declare where, when and how the explosives would've been used in the Scandinavian nation, or whether the country was actually targeted.

She says the man "has acquired, stored and compiled liquids and objects with the intent to create a suicide bomb."

Haggkvist said Thursday the man was twice stopped in Turkey in June two thousand fifteen, likely with "the intention" to continue to Syria and connect the Islamic State group, but was sent back to Sweden.

She said the man was arrested Feb. eleven after "purchasing objects with the intent to create a bomb" in January.

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