Terror has struck Stockholm Sweden, one of the centers of the refugee resettlement debate. Multiple media outlets are reporting a man drove a hijacked truck into a crowded shopping street. Several people have been injured, at least 3 are reported dead.
“A lorry ran over people on Drottninggatan near Klarabergsgatan. There are reports of shots being fired but they have currently not been confirmed. It would have occurred in the proximity of Åhlens city (department store).” – Stockholm police
From “The Local SE” (Swedish Media)
At 14:53 the police received a call via the emergency number saying that people had been injured by others on the Drottninggatan street near Klarabergsgatan. They have since confirmed that the vehicle is a truck and that there are people injured, but have not released details on the extent of injuries and number of people injured.
– Police also said there are reports of shots being fired in the proximity of the Åhlens city department store but that those reports have not been confirmed.
– Swedish brewery company Spendrups, which owns the truck, said it had been hijacked earlier in the day.
“During a delivery to the restaurant Caliente someone jumped into the driver’s cabin and drove off with the car while the driver unloads,” communications director Mårten Lyth told the TT news agency.
– Swedish security police Säpo say that a “large number of people are injured”, and that they are now assisting the police in an investigation. “Intensive intelligence work is being conducted in order to identify the person or persons behind the attack,” they add.
– Swedish PM Stefan Löfven has said that Sweden “has been attacked” and that the indications are an act of terror.” – Local SE
Source: Local SE