A beer truck was hijacked and plowed into crowds of people outside Stockholm’s largest shopping center. Up to three men were seen leaping from the truck and opening fire on officers and pedestrians at around 3pm. Two suspects were filmed being arrested but a third man seen on CCTV is still on the run and hiding. Prime minister Stefan Lofven says the truck crash “is an act of terror”.
Up to five people are believed to have been killed in a terrorist attack when a stolen truck rammed into shoppers in Stockholm before running through the city centre shooting at and stabbing pedestrians.
Three men were seen leaping from the lorry and opening fire on police who had surrounded the hijacked vehicle at around 3pm local time.
Police said the vehicle crashed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping centre after racing down six streets.
Hundreds of shoppers were seen fleeing for their lives after the articulated truck rammed into the corner of the building. Dozens were believed to have been injured.
The driver was said by witnesses to be wearing a balaclava. Two suspects are thought to have been arrested. At least one man is believed to be on the run wearing a green jacket, white shoes and a grey hoodie. DailyMail
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