Imagine my shock. Not.
The Stockholm truck attack suspect from Uzbekistan was a rejected asylum-seeker who eluded authorities’ attempts to deport him by giving police a wrong address, Swedish police said Sunday while announcing the arrest of a second suspect.
Jan Evensson of the Stockholm police told a televised news conference that the 39-year-old suspect’s request for a residence permit was rejected in June 2016 but police could not find him to send him back to his native country because he was not at the address he had given. On Feb. 24, he was formally sought after by Swedish police.
“We know he has been sympathetic to extremist organizations,” said Jonas Hysing of Sweden’s national police. He declined to name the suspect, who had been arrested within hours of Friday’s attack on shoppers in Stockholm. NYPost
The same situation as the Islamic who was free to murder by driving a truck into Berlin’s Christmas market after having his asylum application rejected.
The German equivalent of CID warned in a confidential memo to regional authorities last March, that it has intercepted communications indicating Amri was planning a suicide attack, and recommended he be deported.
But the state government of North Rhine-Westphalia ruled that an order to expel him was not legally enforcable.
The new disclosures will add to questions over why Amri was allowed to remain in Germany and move freely around the country even though he was known to be a threat. Telegraph