Suspected Terrorist Migrant Previously Hailed as Successful Example of Integration

Swedish police have arrested an Uzbek migrant this week on suspicion of terrorism who had previously been deported from the country and held as an example of successful integration.

The man, who is said to be in his 30s and is also a citizen of Kazakhstan, was said to have been driving near the Stortorget square in ÷stersund when he was pulled over by armed police and arrested with investigators discovering items in the car the led them to believe he had been preparing a potential murder, Nyheter Idag reports.

After the arrest, the Swedish security police Sapo and the prosecutorís office connected a potential terrorist motive to the manís actions.

Witnesses to the arrest said that the man had driven in a strange manner but said he did not appear threatening, with one witness saying they assumed at the time the man was being arrested for being intoxicated while driving.

According to newspaper Expressen, the man was deported from Sweden in 2016 and was back in the country on a temporary residency permit.