Individual remanded in custody on suspicion of conspiracy to commit a terrorist offence

2019-08-16

On 16 August, an individual was remanded in custody, suspected on probable grounds of conspiracy to commit a terrorist offence. The criminal investigation, headed by a prosecutor, is being carried out by the Swedish Security Service.

The suspect was arrested by the Swedish Police on 14 August 2019 in Östersund in the north of Sweden. The Swedish Security Service took over the criminal investigation from Police Region Nord on 15 August.

The investigation is being headed by a prosecutor at the National Security Unit. Interrogations are underway and seized materials are being analyzed, while the Security Service’s regular intelligence efforts to prevent terrorist attacks continue.

The terrorist threat level remains elevated.