Swedish Police Make an Arrest in Truck Terror Attack

© REUTERS / Per HaljestamAmbulance in a street near the site were a truck was driven into a crowd in central Stockholm, Sweden
Ambulance in a street near the site were a truck was driven into a crowd in central Stockholm, Sweden - Sputnik International
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Police in Sweden have arrested a man in North Stockholm, who reportedly confessed to Friday's deadly terror attack.

Emergency servies work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm - Sputnik International
Truck Rams Into Crowd in Central Stockholm (PHOTO, VIDEO)
According to a report from the Aftonbladet, the still-unnamed man had some light injuries when he was taken into custody.

"One person has been arrested who may be connected with the incident," police said in a statement.

The police have confirmed that at least four people were killed in the attack. There were also at least 15 people wounded, nine of them seriously, after a hijacked beer truck was driven through a crowd in the center of town. The truck stopped after crashing into a department store.

"Sweden has been attacked. Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters.

Following the attack, police released a photo of the man believed to have carried it out.

“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,” a witness told Sky News. “I saw at least two being run over. I ran as fast as I could from there."

Swedish police have urged people to stay away from the area.

Subway service has now been cleared to restart, but it will not be stopping at the two stations closest to where the attack took place, the public transport authority has announced.

 

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