Sunday 19 November 2017

What we know so far about Stockholm truck incident

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

Kathy Armstrong and Laura Larkin

Several people have died after a truck crashed into pedestrians in Sweden this afternoon, police have confirmed.

Conflicting reports say three people have died, while others say five.

However, police have not yet confirmed the exact number.

Swedish police now say they are interviewing two people in relation to the truck attack, but they are declining to say if they are suspects.

A shocked witness told Swedish Television News they saw two people lying on the ground after the truck ploughed through the pedestrian street.

They said: "We walked past and then there are two people on the ground.

"Then the truck continued on Drottninggatan, then we did not see where it went."

Here's what we know so far:

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
  • Shortly before 3pm, local time, a truck drown onto Stockholm's busy pedestrian street Drottninggatan and crashed into a department store.
  • Emergency services are attending the scene, police have confirmed at least three people have been killed and several others were injured in the incident.
  • Hundreds of people have been spotted running from the scene.
  • Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has said everything indicates that the Stockholm truck crash is "a terror attack"
  • Swedish police are urging people to avoid the city centre and the subway has been shut down
  • It is understood the truck may have been stolen or hijacked
  • Police have conformed no one has been arrested in connection with the incident and said terrorism cannot be excluded
  • Brewery company confirms that the truck was hijacked earlier today
  • Police have now ordered that a central subway station be evacuated
  • The Armed Forces in Sweden are currently monitoring the situation
  • Police have released an image of man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident
  • People are urged not to drive into the city centre
  • Read More: Three people killed and 'several casualties' after truck drives down pedestrian street in Stockholm

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