Lawyer: Suspect admits ramming truck into crowd in Stockholm

Johan Eriksson, defence counsel for 39-year-old Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov, prime suspect in Friday's truck attack, talks to media prior to remand hearings at Stockholm District Court, Tuesday April 11, 2017. The four people killed in the attack included two Swedes, a British man and a Belgian woman. (Jonas Ekstromer/TT via AP)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Swedish lawyer says the driver of a stolen truck who is suspected of ramming into a crowd in central Stockholm has admitted guilt. Four people were killed and 15 others wounded.

Johan Eriksson said outside the Stockholm District Court on Tuesday that Rakhmat Akilov “acknowledges the terrorist charge and agrees to be arrested.”

Eriksson was speaking to reporters outside the courthouse minutes before the court was scheduled to decide on a formal order by prosecutors to continue the detention of the 39-year-old Uzbek-born man.

Akilov allegedly drove the stolen beer truck into a crowd outside an upscale department store in central Stockholm on Friday afternoon. He was detained by police hours later and arrested early Saturday.