Nation observes silent minute for victims of truck rampage
STOCKHOLM | Sweden observed a minute of silence Monday on a national day of mourning for the four people killed and 15 wounded in a truck attack last week, while the suspect’s name emerged in court papers and the U.N. Security Council condemned the rampage.
Swedish royalty, foreign diplomats and politicians were among the crowds gathered for a noon observance outside Stockholm City Hall, where Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said “the whole of Sweden” sympathized with the families and friends of the victims.
The suspect, named in court documents Monday as 39-year-old Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov, allegedly drove the truck into a crowd outside an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday.
The four people killed included two Swedes, a British man and a Belgian woman.
Akilov was arrested Friday night.