Truck Rams Into Crowd in Central Stockholm (PHOTO, VIDEO)
- Author: Joanne Flowers Апр 07, 2017,
Апр 07, 2017, 23:43
Mats Lofving, head of Swedish police's National Operations Department (NOA) said the picture, which appeared to be CCTV footage, was taken close to the time of the incident, in the vicinity of the incident. "I looked out of the store and saw a big truck". The grainy image shown by police showed a man wearing a jacket with a dark hood over a bright t-shirt and dark pants.
"Sweden has been attacked", Lofven said in a nationally televised press conference.
It turned out that the suspect in the attack had stolen the truck. Police spokeswoman Towe Hagg said people were injured but she would not confirm the deaths.
Top European Union officials have expressed their condolences to the families of victims of the truck crash at a Stockholm department store and praised the courage of first responders.
The department store where the truck crashed into the building is a few blocks from the site of a 2010 bombing in Stockholm, the most recent terror attack in the country.
Danish Prime Minister Lars Loekke Rasmussen called the attack a cowardly attempt "to subdue us and the peaceful way we live in Scandinavia".
Bloody tyre tracks on Drottninggatan (Queen Street) showed where the beer truck had passed.
The IS group also claimed responsibility for a truck attack that killed 86 people in Nice, France, in July 2016 during a Bastille Day festival, as well as another truck attack that killed 12 people at a Christmas market in Berlin.
The truck is claimed to be owned by the Spendrups brewery, Aftonbladet reported.
Police in Norway's largest cities and at Oslo's airport will be carrying weapons until further notice following the attack in Stockholm on Friday, Norwegian police said in a tweet.
Lofven says at least two people have been killed in the attack Friday afternoon on the Ahlens store. Police urged people to stay at home and avoid the city center.
"We are still trying to determine who the attacker was, if the attack was carried by one or more people, and the number of injured".
"We were standing by the traffic lights at Drottninggatan and then we heard some screaming and saw a truck coming", a witness who declined to be named told Reuters.
The store is part of a Sweden-wide chain.
Several people are lying lifeless in the street according to witnesses, Expressen.se reported.