Stockholm, Sweden- A truck has driven into a crowd of people and initial reports have indicated at least three dead. Police have not confirmed the number of casualties yet. A video taken directly after the incident can be seen here or in the tweet embedded below. In the video, the street looks like it is a pedestrian only street, so this appears to be a possible terrorist attack. Authorities have not made a statement yet on whether the attack is being treated as a terrorist attack yet. Details about the driver are unknown at this time. More to follow as the situation is still developing.
— Desiree Huitt (@DesireeHuitt) April 7, 2017
Update 10:25 EST: According to AP, Sweden is treating the incident as a terrorist attack. The lorry truck was also reportedly hijacked early Friday morning while it was making a delivery. The driver is also reportedly in custody.
Photos at the scene in downtown Stockholm show that the truck which crashed into a major department store, killing several people, is a large beer truck.
The Aftonbladet daily says Swedish beermaker Spendrups said its truck had been carjacked earlier Friday. Photos showed the beer truck sticking out of the Ahlens department store.
Swedish broadcaster SVT said shots were fired at the scene, though it wasn’t clear who fired them.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says the truck crash “is an act of terror” that has killed at least two people. He says one person has been arrested in the attack.- AP
Featured image courtesy of Express.uk
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