The Swedish police press officer is downplaying it.
Police ‘told me to leave’ Rinkeby: US journalist Tim Pool
We weren’t filming anyone, we were just talking to police. They started getting nervous as men started masking up around us. pic.twitter.com/FVAXHrtJtK
— Tim Pool (@Timcast) March 1, 2017
“Several men started masking up and following us. Police told us to leave and had to escort us to our car,” he wrote in a Twitter post on Wednesday.
“I started talking to the police. They told me some interesting things about the good they think they can do there, and then one of the other cops basically said ‘I have a tip for you, look at what the men around you are doing’,” Pool told The Local.
“We had noticed a bunch of people putting up their hoods, whispering to each other, so the cop was like ‘maybe it would be smart if you were to leave now, that’s my tip for you’. They got in their car to escort us out and we just had to walk alongside their vehicle, and they followed us to our car. As we were walking there were people following us, yelling things,” he added.
A Stockholm police press spokesperson told The Local that they were aware of the tweets but were unable to find any specific reports filed about it on their system, though they would continue to look into it.