The police authority has decided to initiate a national special event.
The purpose is to be able to act quickly in the event of a terrorist attack.
– We have increased our measures in the places we consider necessary, says Anna Engelbert, press secretary at the police.
The decision was made yesterday, Thursday and was published on the police website on Friday.
The decision is said to be due to the recent terrorist attacks in Europe. –
The police have a good operational capability throughout the country, through a national special event we get an even more flexible organization that can both prevent attacks from occurring and to act quickly in the event of an incident, says the police’s national commander Stefan Hector in a press release.
Information about a feared terrorist crime According to Sydsvenskan, the police have detailed information about a feared terrorist crime.
– I can not comment on that. The special event is being introduced due to the events that have taken place in France and Austria and we have increased our measures in the places we consider necessary, says Anna Engelbert, press secretary at the police to SVT.
At present, there are no recommendations to avoid certain places or to act in a certain way. According to police spokeswoman Anna Engelbert, however, one should pay attention to advice and recommendations from police officers who are in “certain public places”. The police do not want to comment on which public places these are.
The national special event includes the police’s national operational department, NOA, as well as the metropolitan regions of Stockholm, South and West and the Central region. The terrorist threat level in Sweden is already at an elevated level, a third on a five-point scale, which means that an assassination attempt can occur.