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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)

    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)  (The Associated Press)

  • Police with automatic weapons guardthe entrance to Stockholm District Court in Sweden, Tuesday April 11, 2017 for the appearance of Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, the accused in Friday's truck crash. Akilov, who is accused of crashing a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm pleaded guilty to terrorist crimes on Tuesday. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)

    Police with automatic weapons guardthe entrance to Stockholm District Court in Sweden, Tuesday April 11, 2017 for the appearance of Uzbek national Rakhmat Akilov, the accused in Friday's truck crash. Akilov, who is accused of crashing a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm pleaded guilty to terrorist crimes on Tuesday. (Fredrik Sandberg/TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - A police handout picture of a man, later identified as Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov, the suspect in the truck crash on Friday April 7, 2017, that killed four people and wounded 15 others in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish lawyer of Akilov said Tuesday April 11, 2017 that he has admitted guilt. (Police / TT via AP)

    FILE - A police handout picture of a man, later identified as Uzbekistan national Rakhmat Akilov, the suspect in the truck crash on Friday April 7, 2017, that killed four people and wounded 15 others in Stockholm, Sweden. The Swedish lawyer of Akilov said Tuesday April 11, 2017 that he has admitted guilt. (Police / TT via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.