Third Day of Rioting in Sweden

Unrest over police shooting of elderly man


Stockholm police began rounding up suspected ringleaders behind the riots, leaving cars and buildings ablaze. The unrest is believed to have been sparked the deadly police shooting last week of an elderly man.

On Tuesday night, gangs of young men set fire to more than 30 cars across the Swedish capital, pelted police and firefighters with stones, and burnt a historic 17th century house to the ground.

"Last night we caught four of them, and hopefully we are going to make some more arrests today, because we recognise who they are," said Kjell Lindgren, a spokesman for the Stockholm police.