Truck Attack in Stockholm Kills Four
A truck plowed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm Friday, killing four people and wounding 15 in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
Swedish police said they arrested one person after earlier circulating a picture of a man wearing a gray hoodie.
They did not rule out the possibility other attackers were involved.
"We have a person who is arrested who may have connections to the event in Stockholm earlier today," police spokesperson Towe Hagg said.
"I turned around and saw a big truck coming toward me. It swerved from side to side. It didn't look out of control, it was trying to hit people," Glen Foran, an Australian tourist in his 40s, told Reuters.
"It hit people, it was terrible. It hit a pram with a kid in it, demolished it," he said.
"It took a long time for police to get here. I suppose from their view it was quick, but it felt like forever."
Part of central Stockholm was cordoned off and the area was evacuated, including the main train station. All subway traffic was halted on police orders. Government offices were closed.
"Sweden has been attacked. Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters during a visit to western Sweden. He was immediately returning to the capital.
Many police and emergency services personnel were at the scene, said a Reuters witness who saw policemen put what appeared to be two bodies into body bags. Bloody tire tracks on Drottninggatan [Queen Street] showed where the truck had passed.
The truck had been stolen while making a beer delivery to a tapas bar further up Drottninggatan, Spendrups Brewery spokesman Marten Lyth said. A masked person jumped into the cab, started the truck and drove away.
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