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A man arrested for flying a drone over the residence of the Swedish king…

(MENAFN – Trends News Agency)

A man suspected of flying a drone over the Swedish king’s residence near Stockholm has been arrested, Trend reports citing Euronews.

The suspect was arrested on Sunday afternoon near Drottningholm Palace, one of Sweden’s royal palaces, police said.

The man is suspected of breaking the law on the protection of sensitive places, such as the private residence of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia.

“We are not confirming the nationality of this person, we are just confirming the arrest of a man,” Stockholm police spokesman Ola Österling told AFP.

The investigation was partly entrusted to the Swedish internal intelligence agency, Säpo.

The arrest comes as Sweden investigates a series of reports of unknown drones spotted in various parts of Sweden.

Earlier this month, several drones were reportedly spotted over Swedish nuclear power plants and other sensitive locations.

A “military drone” was also reported in mid-January flying over the Swedish parliament and government buildings and the royal palace in central Stockholm.

Swedish police said they were not yet able to prove the suspect drones were deployed by a foreign country, despite nearly 200 reports.

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