‘Terror attack’ as truck drives into Stockholm crowd

Three people have been killed after a truck was driven into crowds in Drottninggatan, a main shopping street in Stockholm.

Police say they are investigating a "deliberate" attack after a truck drove into pedestrians in Stockholm, killing three people and injuring many more.

Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven says one person has been arrested and everything points to it being "a terror attack".

Brewery Spendrups said the truck had been taken earlier in the day, local media has reported.

Communications director Marten Lyth told Swedish paper Aftonbladet the vehicle was stolen as the driver was unloading.

He said the driver was unharmed but shocked.

Swedish broadcaster SVT says shots have been fired in the area, although security services are yet to confirm.

There are also reports of a separate shooting incident in a second location about 20 minutes from the pedestrian shopping street where the crash took place.

According to local reports, one eye witness in the shopping mall said she saw "hundreds of people" running for their lives.

Another witness described the panic, saying: "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. I saw at least two being run over. I ran as fast as I could from there."

Others reported hearing screams and seeing "a huge truck" crashing into the wall of a shop in the Ahlens Mall.

Armed police have now cordoned off an area, and police cars, helicopters and ambulances are at the scene.

Original Source: Sky News

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