Stockholm truck attack latest news

Stolen brewery truck smashes into a store in the Swedish city of Stockholm, killing at least three people and seriously maiming others.

 

Sweden 'has been attacked’ three blunt words spoken by the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven after being briefed by Swedish security personnel that a stolen truck had plowed into a store situated on Queen Street (Drottninggatan) central Stockholm. Although information is still quite sketchy Mr. Lofven went on to say that “everything pointed to an act of terrorism”.

 

A spokesperson for Spendrups brewery the owners of the truck used in the terrorist attack told the TT news agency, that its lorry had been stolen on its way to a restaurant delivery, adding, "Someone jumped into the driver's cabin and drove off with the vehicle while the driver was unloading".

 

Other shocked witnesses told news agencies including the BBC that the truck slammed into the windows of the Ahlens store. (Close to Stockholm’s main central station) Another obviously in shock was in a fitting room at the time of the terrorist attack and describes hearing screaming "There was blood everywhere," she said.

 

Stockholm is now on lockdown and will remain so until authorities deem the city center safe for Stockholm’s residents to return to the streets.

 

An image of the suspected attacker or person of interest shown below has now been released by Swedish Police.

 

 

Steve Simmonds

Global Breaking News Hub

Credits and sources: BBC.UK, the TT news agency, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven Stockholm local security services.

 

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