STOCKHOLM — Swedish police Wednesday reported important progress in their investigation of the February slaying of Prime Minister Olof Palme, but they refused to disclose details.
Leif Hallberg, a spokesman for the investigation, told a reporter that detectives are "nearing a point of certainty" in the case.
"We have a pretty good picture of the slaying but we need to get the picture more in focus," Hallberg said in a telephone interview. "Heavy work remains that may take weeks and perhaps months."
Palme was shot in the back on a downtown Stockholm street as he and his wife walked home from a movie theater the night of Feb. 28.