Pressconference happening now. Live
Translation from the site
Sapo raises the Swedish terror threat level to the second highest - which means that the threat is considered high.
It is the highest terror level that occurred in Sweden.
- Security Service has received specific intelligence that made that we launched a preliminary investigation of preparation for terrorist offenses. A
man has been arrested in absentia, said Sapo manager Anders Thornberg.
There is a heightened threat against Sweden.
- Hot level has been raised one step from elevated threats to high threat, said Anders Thornberg, head of the Security Service.
- There are players who have the intention and ability to carry out attacks in Sweden.
It is currently not known any connection to the events in France and Belgium.
One of the reasons is to give the police the opportunity to act with respect to the public, says Sapo manager.
- Violence-promoting extrimism is the biggest threat to Sweden.
The threat level has been raised from elevated (Level 3) to high (level 4) on a five-point scale. The Security Service works to expose, manage and
warding off threats, says Anders Thornberg.
- With respect to our operations, we can not reveal what measures we take to avoid threats.
Happening in liberal Sweden which welcomed open hearted everyone in.. no border checkings until week ago. I wonder what they have found
edit on 18-11-2015 by dollukka because: (no reason given)