TERROR IN SWEDEN: Several People Killed As Stolen Lorry Rams Crowd In Suspected Terror Attack

A lorry has smashed into a store in central Stockholm, killing at least three people, Swedish police say.

According to BBC reports, several people were also injured in the incident on Drottninggatan (Queen Street), one of the city’s major pedestrian streets.

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that up to five people are believed to have been killed in what is believed to be a terrorist attack.

Three men were seen leaping from the lorry and opening fire on police who had surrounded the hijacked vehicle.

Police said the vehicle crashed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping centre after racing down six streets.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said everything pointed to an act of terrorism and that one person had been arrested. He gave no details.

The back of the truck, sticking out of the shopping centre, is seen here moments after ramming several people as they shopped
The back of the truck, sticking out of the shopping centre, is seen here moments after ramming several people as they shopped
A man in scrubs was seen walking along the street with several emergency services people behind him
A man in scrubs was seen walking along the street with several emergency services people behind him

The firm that owns the lorry said it had been hijacked earlier in the day.

The crash happened at the Ahlens department store just before 15:00 local time (13:00 GMT).

Swedish brewery Spendrups said its lorry had been stolen on its way to a restaurant delivery.

Shots have also reportedly been fired in another part of the city, BBC sreports, citing security sources.

It is not clear whether the two incidents are connected.

An injured person was seen being carried from the scene by a group of bystanders
An injured person was seen being carried from the scene by a group of bystanders

Witnesses say the lorry drove into the front window of the Ahlens store.

“There is total confusion. Many people are totally shocked,” eyewitness Leif Arnmar told Swedish national broadcaster SVT.

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