The suspect in the shooting deaths of two Swedish football fans in Brussels, a Tunisian, died on Tuesday after being shot by police in a cafe hours earlier, according to Sweden’s prime minister, who said the act proved that Europe needed to increase security to save itself.
The 45-year-old suspect, who identified himself as an Islamic State member and claimed responsibility in an online video, is also suspected of injuring another Swedish person in his attack in central Brussels on Monday night.
This is a time for more security, we can’t be naive,” Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson told a news conference in Stockholm, calling for stricter border controls in Europe.
“These terrorists want to scare us into obedience and silence. That will not happen,” he said.