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SWEDISH POLICE HOLD MAN IN POSSIBLE RACE SHOOTINGS
FROM : EURONEWS, 7.11.2010
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A 38-year-old man has been taken into custody on
suspicion of being behind a series of possibly racially motivated shootings in
southern Sweden, police said on Sunday.
Police said the man is being held on suspicion of murder and seven other
shootings over the past year in the city of Malmo, which has a large immigrant
Sweden prides itself on tolerance, but September’s general election gave the
anti-immigrant Sweden Democrat party its first seats in parliament, reigniting
debate on the generous policies towards foreigners who want to settle in the
“We haven’t gone into the motive yet,” Police Commissioner Borje Sjoholm said
at a news conference about the arrest. “But what all the shootings have in
common is that all those who have been shot have immigrant backgrounds.”
The man has denied any wrongdoing.
Police have been investigating 15 shootings, one fatal, in Malmo over the past
year. In October this year, police said the shootings could be racially motivated.
(Editing by Michael Roddy)
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