Friday, 7 April 2017

Terror in Stockholm as truck smashes into crowd

Several people are dead and others more injured after a truck rammed into pedestrians Friday on a popular shopping street in a terrorist attack in downtown Stockholm.
Local media put the number killed between three and five, but Swedish police have yet to confirm numbers. Despite earlier reports that one arrest had been made, police said they are still on the hunt for the perpetrator.
Sweden has been attacked. All indications are that it was a terrorist attack. Our thoughts are with the victims, their families and those injured,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in a statement.
Around 3 p.m. local time, a large beer truck crashed into the Åhlens department store on Drottninggatan street, a popular pedestrian shopping center.
Witnesses told the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet that they fled the scene into nearby stores.
“The lorry just drove, full speed ahead, down Drottninggatan hitting people. … We had to throw ourselves into an H&M store, and then the lorry hit Åhléns,” Durde, one witness, is quoted as saying.