DailyMail BREAKING NEWS:
Truck crashes into a group of pedestrians in Stockholm shopping centre, ‘killing three people’ and sparking fears of terror attack: “Shots were heard being fired and the driver is said to have escaped, according to witnesses. There were also reports of shots at a second incident. “
UPDATE: Steve HermanVerified account @W7VOA: At least 3 dead and shots fired in Stockholm after a truck rammed into a crowd, reports
TERROR IN SWEDEN: ‘At least five people dead’ after truck crashes into a group of pedestrians in Stockholm shopping centre and gunman opens fire
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- Five people are said to have been killed after a truck smashed into shops
- Police said a van rammed into a group of people at a mall in Stockholm
- The driver is said to have escaped and is on the run, according to witnesses
- One person is has been arrested according to Prime Minister Stefan Löfven
Up to five people are believed to have been killed when a stolen truck rammed into shoppers in Stockholm today.
Police said the vehicle crashed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping centre.
Shots were heard being fired and the driver, who was wearing a balaclava, is said to have escaped, according to witnesses.
There were also reports of shots at a second incident.
A Swedish radio reporter said she had seen at least five dead bodies, Aftonbladet reported.
The truck is understood to have been stolen or hijacked from a Spendrups brewery.
The incident took place at Ahlens Mall in Klarabergsgatan.
Prime Minister Stefan Löfven immediately confirmed that the incident was a terror attack.
He said: I went to the main street when a big truck came out of nowhere. I could not see if anyone was driving it but it got out of control.
‘I saw at least two being run over – I ran as fast as I could.’
A woman, called Anna, witnessed the incident and described seeing ‘hundreds of people running for their lives’.
She said: ‘I turned and ran after seeing hundreds of people running, they ran for their lives.’
BREAKING: Sweden horror as truck RAMS into crowds in central Stockholm – people injured
A TRUCK has driven into crowds on a crowded street in central Stockholm.
Reports are breaking of the incident on news agencies and twitter.
Some on social media say people have been spotted on the ground.
Armed police are in the area, and a number of casualties have been reported.
Other reports suggest a van drove into a crowd on the road, said to be Queen Street.