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Police: Ikea suspects are both asylum seekers
Västerås police chief Per Ågren at a press conference on Tuesday: Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT
Published: 11 Aug 2015 09:56 GMT+02:00
Police confirmed on Tuesday morning that they had arrested two people over the violence and said that both were from Eritrea.
Officers told Swedish media that the youngest suspect, 23, had already been questioned but added that a second 35-year-old man linked to the attacks remained in hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The suspects knew one another and were living at the same accommodation complex for asylum seekers, they added.
Meanwhile police said that the shoppers who were stabbed to death at the Ikea store in the central Swedish town of Västerås on Monday were a mother and son, aged 55 and 28.
But Västerås police chief Per Ågren told reporters there were “no political overtones” in the investigation.
Deputy Chief Prosecutor Eva Moren also told Swedish media at the conference that the stabbings were unlikely to have had a political or personal motive.