BREAKING: Truck plows into crowd in central Stockholm
Multiple injuries are reported as a truck drove through the main shopping street in central Stockholm. Swedish public radio reports at least three deaths.
Published: April 7, 2017, 3:23 pm
Just before 3 pm today a truck drove on the mail shoppings stress Drottninggatan in Stockholm, striking pedestrians on the way. The street is a pedestrians only and closed to traffic.
The truck ended up in the façade of Åhléns shopping mall, with smoke and fire reported from the vehicle and the store. People are fleeing the scene as police with weapons drawn rush to the truck.
The police was alerted at 14.53 and have now cordoned off the area.
The police have halted all trains passing Stockholm Central and are reported to work to prevent further attacks. One man has been apprehended by police in the vicinity of the truck.
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