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Sweden Immigrant Crime Wave Goes International!
This a day or so after 300,000 people (organizer estimate, police said
150k) held a protest and march DEMANDING more immigrants in the country
But not THIS kind of immigrant!
Swede detained after Barcelona police fire on stolen butane gas truck
Police in Barcelona have detained a man after shooting at a truck
loaded with butane gas canisters that was speeding the wrong way along
They opened fire on the vehicle as it headed towards the Spanish
city's harbour on Tuesday, officials said.
The detained man, reported to be a Swedish national, has a history of
psychiatric problems, the Spanish interior minister said.
Barcelona's city hall said the truck had been stolen.
Police started pursuing the vehicle after the driver, who was
travelling at high speeds, failed to stop when ordered to do so,
regional police chief Joan Carles Molinero said.
The driver then turned to make his way along the wrong side of a ring
road in the city, finally coming to a stop when the truck hit a wall
at about 11:00 local time (10:00 GMT).
Around 20 officers and at least six police cars arrived quickly on
site, where several gas bottles were later seen lying on the ground.
At least one gunshot was visible on the windscreen of the truck,
although officials have not said whether there were any injuries
following the incident.
Spanish national television TVE reported that the truck had rammed
several cars before police fired several times to stop it.
Spain's interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said in a tweet that the
incident on Tuesday was "not a case of a terrorist act".
"The detained driver of the stolen butane gas truck has a psychiatric
history," Mr Zoido said.
Mireia Ruiz, who witnessed the incident, said the driver ignored
others who were urging him to stop.
"When people shouted at him, he would laugh and make offensive
gestures with his hand," she told AFP.
Police said that the 32-year-old driver was being questioned.