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Lawyer: Stockholm attacker admits guilt

Lawyer: Stockholm attacker admits guiltA Swedish lawyer says the driver of a stolen truck who is suspected of ramming into a crowd in central Stockholm has admitted guilt.

Four people were killed and 15 others wounded in the attack on Friday.

Johan Eriksson said outside the Stockholm District Court on Tuesday that Rakhmat Akilov "acknowledges the terrorist charge and agrees to be arrested."

Eriksson was speaking to reporters outside the courthouse minutes before the court was scheduled to decide on a formal order by prosecutors to continue the detention of the 39-year-old Uzbek-born man.

Akilov allegedly drove the stolen beer truck into a crowd outside an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon. He was detained by police hours later and arrested early Saturday.

Also on Tuesday Sweden's prosecution authority said it had revoked the arrest of the second suspect in the attack.

"According to the prosecutor, the suspicions have weakened and there is, therefore, no ground to apply for a detention order," the prosecution authority said in a statement.

The man will not be released due to an earlier decision that he should be expelled from Sweden, the authority said.
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