Fresh arrest in Lindh murder investigation

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Swedish police have arrested another suspect in the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh - releasing the suspect they had kept in custody for more than a week.

The lead investigator Agneta Blidberg said the new suspect was arrested early this morning. She gave no details about the new suspect, only that they arrest was not dramatic and that he was suspected of being involved in the killing on "reasonable grounds."

Police have urged people with information to call. Officers were also placed outside Nordiska Kompaniet, the department store where Lindh was attacked while shopping with a friend.

The released suspect, arrested last Tuesday, had been kept in police custody and was questioned by investigators.

His lawyer, Gunnar Falk, said the man, whom police never identified, proclaimed no involvement in the 10 September stabbing.

Lindh died on the following day after several hours in surgery. She suffered severe internal bleeding and damage to her stomach and liver in the knife attack.

Her death sent shock waves across the Scandinavian country of 9 million.

Still haunted by the unsolved 1986 murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme, police are under intense pressure to find the killer who was last seen fleeing the store after leaving behind the knife and a camouflage-style jacket.

Police do not believe the attack was planned and unsure of whether it was politically motivated, although it came just three days before Swedes voted in a referendum on adopting the euro, that failed.

Lindh was a leading campaigner for replacing the Swedish krona with the euro - an issue that had inspired vehement opposition.