A stolen truck rammed into a crowd of shoppers in Stockholm on Friday afternoon and three men opened fire and began stabbing pedestrians, leaving at least people dead and others injured in what police are calling a terrorist attack.
A Swedish radio reporter claims to have seen at least five dead bodies, Aftonbladet reported. Swedish broadcaster SVT also reported that at least five people had died in the terror attack. But Swedish police confirmed that three people had died and eight had been injured.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described the mid-afternoon mauling as a terror attack. “Sweden has been attacked,” he told reporters. “Everything indicates that this is a terrorist attack.”
In a televised statement earlier, the Prime Minister also said: “We are advising the public to be careful and to listen to police broadcasts.”