Three dead after truck drives into Stockholm store

Ross Houston
April 7, 2017

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A truck ploughed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing three people and wounding eight in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.

The Sapo security police said in its annual report it was impossible to say how big a risk there was that Sweden would be targeted like other European cities, but that, if so "it is most likely that it would be undertaken by a lone attacker".

Authorities evacuated the city's nearby Central Station, which links regional trains with the Swedish capital's subway system.

In February, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested that Sweden could be the next European country to suffer the kind of extremist attacks that have devastated France, Belgium and Germany. "Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack", Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters during a visit in western Sweden. He was immediately returning to the capital.

Police are looking for a man in connection with Friday's suspected terror attack.

. There was no immediate claim of responsibilty.

It took place on one of the main pedestrian shopping streets in Stockholm, Drottninggatan (Queen Street).

In London on March 22nd, a man in a vehicle ploughed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, killing four, and then stabbed a policeman to death before being shot by police.

The attack followed a string of similar massacres in Europe by people using vehicles as weapons.

The area has been cordoned off by police, a witness told Reuters.

Jan Granroth told Aftonbladet: "We stood inside a shoe store and heard something. and then people started to scream".

Associated Press are reporting that a truck has driven into a department store on the busy pedestrian street.

Mr Lofving showed pictures of the man they want to speak to, urging anyone with information to get in touch and saying: "For us it's important to get in touch with this person". "It was awful to see", said the man, who saw the incident from his auto.

Swedish radio earlier said three people had been killed in the crash and Swedish broadcaster SVT said shots were fired.

The following month, four Israeli soldiers were killed and 17 others injured when a Palestinian man with possible ISIS ties slammed his truck into a crowd at a Jerusalem tourist spot.

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