Friday 23 June 2017

Swedish Prime Minister says Stockholm incident 'indicates it's a terrorist attack'

Kathy Armstrong

One person has been arrested in connection with a truck crashing into a busy pedestrian street in Stockholm, killing three people.

Swedish Prime Minister said that everything indicates "this incident is a terror attack."

It is understood the truck was hijacked or stolen.

TT reported that police confirmed the three deaths.

A Reuters witness saw a number of body-like forms covered by blankets at the scene of the incident.

Hundreds of people were photographed running away from the scene, the area has been cordoned off and police are urging the public to stay away from the city centre.

Read More: Suspected terror attack in Stockholm, Sweden - Follow all the developments

A journalist for Aftonbladet said that police in the area drew their guns but it is not yet clear what happened.

People killed in incident when a truck was driven Friday April 7 2017 into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017. TT News Agency/Jessica Gow/via REUTERS
People killed in incident when a truck was driven Friday April 7 2017 into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017. TT News Agency/Jessica Gow/via REUTERS
Emergency personnel load a person into an ambulance, centre, at the scene after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
A police officer in a gas mask attends the scene as crowds look on after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday April 7, 2017. (Jessica Gow, TT News Agency via AP)
The truck is believed to have been hijacked from a brewery company Photo credit: Getty images/Jonathan Nackstrand
A truck have crashed into a department store Ahlens at Drottninggatan in the central of Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017. TT News Agency/Andreas Schyman/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS. SWEDEN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SWEDEN. NO COMMERCIAL SALES.
Three people killed in incident when a truck was driven Friday April 7 2017 into a department store in central Stockholm Photo: TT News Agency/Andreas Schyman/via REUTERS
Police corden off street where truck rammed into shoppers Photo: REUTERS
Central Station was evacuated Photo: TT News Agency/Anders Wiklund/via REUTERS
Emergency personnel load a person into an ambulance, centre, at the scene after a truck crashed into a department store injuring several people in central Stockholm, Sweden, Friday (Fredrik Sandberg/TT News Agency via AP)
People killed in incident when a truck was driven Friday April 7 2017 into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017. TT News Agency/Noella Johansson/via REUTERS
Handout photo taken with permission from the Twitter feed of Lasse Gare of emergency services close to the scene of an incident in Drottninggatan, a street in the centre of Stockholm, Sweden. PRESS ASSOCIATION
People killed in incident when a truck was driven Friday April 7 2017 into a department store in central Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017. TT News Agency/Noella Johansson/via
Prime minister Stefan Lofven makes a statement after people were killed when a truck crashed into department store Ahlens on Drottninggatan, in central Stockholm, Sweden April 7, 2017. TT News Agency/Thomas Johansson/via REUTERS

All subway traffic has now been closed down in Stockholm following the attack.

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