Turkish citizen arrested in Sweden for 'terror crimes'

30-year-old allegedly kidnapped and held hostages; Swedish police considering extraditing him to Belgium.

October 24, 2010 18:44

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A Turkish man was arrested in Stockholm by Swedish Sapo security police on suspicion of "terror crimes," AFP reported on Sunday.

The man was wanted by Belgian police, and Sapo is reportedly deliberating whether to extradite the man to Belgium or not.

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"He was arrested at [Stockholm's international airport] on Friday by the border police," Sapo spokesman Patrik Peter told AFP.

The man is 30 years old and a Turkish citizen. Swedish daily Aftonbladet reported that he had allegedly kidnapped and taken hostages.

AFP reported that Sapo plans to ask the suspect his position on extradition on Monday, but a court would have to rule if he would be sent to Belgium or not.

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