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Man sentenced for mail bomb, threats to Swedish lawmakers

AP  |  Stockholm 

A Swedish man was convicted of attempted murder Friday for sending a to a company in and also convicted of sending threatening letters to lawmakers in Sweden, including government members.

The District Court sentenced Michael Salonen, 43, to seven years in prison.

The court said Salonen mailed a package containing two in August 2017 to London-based company Cryptopay, addressed to two employees.

It was sent care of an accounting firm, where it was opened, but the device didn't explode.

Salonen's DNA was found by on the bomb.

The court said Salonen was guilty of 20 counts of threats for including a white powder in letters to lawmakers sent in 2017.

which was involved in the case because it concerned national government members, determined the powder was harmless.

received a handwritten letter with the text "you will soon be dead" and some powder.

The letter was intercepted August 30, 2017, at the where letters to the are handled.

Salonen was arrested in May at upon arrival from Thailand, where he had been detained pending extradition.

It was not immediately clear whether Salonen would appeal the ruling.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 17:25 IST