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Police hunt for Sweden rioters after violent week

8:04 AM, May 26, 2013   |    comments
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STOCKHOLM (AP) - Swedish police say they are looking for perpetrators involved in the weeklong riots in Stockholm suburbs that have resulted in some 220 reported crimes. 

Summing up a week of violence and destruction, police spokesman Kjell Lindgren says around 60 people have been detained, suspected of various crimes, although most of them have been released awaiting charges. 

He says the police investigation shows both organized rioters, seasoned criminals and young teenagers have been involved in burning cars, smashing windows and throwing rocks at police in the low-income, predominantly immigrant areas of the Swedish capital. 

The unrest in the Stockholm suburbs, which has now largely subsided, was sparked by perceived police brutality after officers shot and killed a knife-wielding man who had locked himself in his apartment.

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