Terror Attack: Hijacked Truck Rams Into Crowd Outside Stockholm Store, at Least Three People Killed


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.

Some witnesses claim they saw the driver of the truck, which had been hijacked earlier in the day, wearing a balaclava. According to the Daily Mail, two of the three suspects are believed to have been arrested but the police couldn’t confirm that immediately.

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.”