Weapons drama at Stockholm hotel

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Three arrested for weapons possession in city centre
Following a dramatic police raid on a hotel in central Stockholm, three men have been arrested on suspicion of possession of weapons.
Police burst into the Ibis Styles hotel in Stockholm’s central Odenplan district using smoke grenades and carrying out searches of the rooms.
“In the operation, police forces used the tools which were needed, since the arrested suspects were thought to be armed,” police spokesperson Carina Skegerlind told the news agency TT.
Hotel employees reported the guests to police after suspecting they may be armed. The three have been arrested on suspicion of illegal weapons possession, though the types of weapons were not disclosed.
A number of rooms were evacuated during the operation, which began at 18:30 on Wednesday, while many of the guests were told to stay in their rooms.
“No one was injured in connection with the arrests, as far as I could see,” the hotel receptionist said.
Aftonbladet / TT / The Local


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