Sunday, May 29, 2005

Suspected Bomb in Sweden

More about this in Swedish here and here. Is it related to the recent terror threats against Sweden or is it just blackmail and organized crime?

Bomb suspect held by police


Stockholm police have arrested a man in connection with the discovery of three suspected bombs in the oil harbour in Södertälje, 40km south west of Stockholm. The man is suspected of serious blackmail and of planning to cause serious damage to property. Throughout Friday a large area was closed off while police searched for more devices. Police confirmed that specific threats have been made against one of the oil companies based in the harbour. "We are now investigating whether the threat can be linked to the explosive devices," said police officer Peter Matilainen, who is leading the search, to TV4. On Friday afternoon a special vehicle turned up to take the suspected bombs away. "It's a military vehicle which is otherwise used for munitions clearance," said Björn Pihlblad, spokesman for Stockholm police. He told news agency TT that the police are exploring alternative security measures and continuing to search the area. But he explained that the police would not be able to destroy the devices where they were found because of the high quantity of explosive gas stored in the harbour. A 700 metre stretch of the dockside was cordoned off and a stretch of railway used by local commuter trains running from Södertälje Sud to Södertälje hamnstation was closed. Water traffic has also been stopped and police banned low-flying aircraft while the investigation continues. The three devices were found at the fuel company Aga on Thursday afternoon. They were described as "plastic tubes which were blocked up at one end and had blinking lights and cords at the other end".

6 Comments:

At May 29, 2005 6:35 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any mention of suspected bomber's ethnicity?

 
At May 29, 2005 11:24 AM, Anonymous Kledo said...

Are there any opinion polls available for Sweden?

For Norway I've found two recent polls in Nationen and in Norwaypost. In both of them Frp is at 21% (It sounds good but it could sound better).

BTW, I encourage everybody to check this page.

 
At May 29, 2005 1:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever stories like this happen, and the identity of the person isn't told, it's usually a good idea to check the Flashback Forum "Skvaller". The people there tend to be able to dig up all info pretty fast, from a mix of open sources, personal knowledge, and various detective work.
In this case it looks like it's someone that is part of the (swedish) nobility, and has had a long grudge against authorities.
http://forum.flashback.info/scandinavia/showthread.php?t=213000&page=1&pp=15

That information can also be found in this news item:
http://www.aftonbladet.se/vss/telegram/0,1082,65285305_852__,00.html

 
At May 29, 2005 1:38 PM, Blogger Fjordman said...

I wasn't sure it was an Islamic terror attack. Thats' why I left it open to several possibilities.

 
At May 29, 2005 5:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

too bad...

 
At May 30, 2005 5:25 PM, Blogger theBadMonkey said...

Yes, only the swine can help you with the problem...

 

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