Suspected Gothenburg Bomber found Dead

Swedish police on Wednesday found the body of a 55-year-old man suspected to be the Gothenburg apartment bomber. 

The suspect’s body was pulled from the Göta Älv River in central Gothenburg Wednesday morning. 

“It is nice that he’s now been found — even if we had hoped that he would be alive,” greater Gothenburg Police Commander Anders Borjesson said in a statement.

“We understand that the fact that the search dragged on so long has caused concern among the public. Investigations will continue so that we can get a clearer image of the course of events and causes of the explosion,” Borjesson added.

On Tuesday, an explosion in an apartment building in Gothenburg injured 16 people, four of whom were seriously injured, and more than 100 people evacuated.

The suspect, who had been due to be evicted from the building on the day of the explosion, had disappeared. 

Prosecutors said the “most plausible cause” of the suspect’s death was suicide.


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