Swedish court remands Vetlanda knife attack suspect in custody

Police cordon off knife attack site in Vetlanda
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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish court on Friday remanded the 22-year-old suspect in a knife attack in custody, a court spokesman said.

The man is accused of seven counts of attempted murder over a rampage in the small town of Vetlanda in the south of Sweden on Wednesday in which seven people were wounded, none of them fatally. [L2N2L20QH]

Police have not ruled out a terrorism motive for the attack but the case is not being handled by prosecutors specialised in such cases, an indication that no strong evidence for this has been found.

The suspect, a refugee from Afghanistan who was detained on Wednesday, is thought to have acted alone.

(Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Angus MacSwan)

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