Subway closed. Shots reportedly fired in other areas. Sweden confirms it’s an act of terrorism. Waiting to confirm that it is ISLAMIC terrorism. Latest reports say 5 DEAD.
MUSLIM Terrorist ringleader who rammed a truck into shoppers in Stockholm killing at least five people is ON THE LOOSE after fleeing chaotic scene during dramatic shootout.
UK Daily Mail The hijacked vehicle crashed into a packed shopping centre and burst into flames. Three men jumped out from the lorry and opened fire before trying to stab pedestrians, witnesses said.
Two men were tackled to the ground and arrested – but a third suspect is on the loose, immediately making him Europe’s most wanted man. Police have released CCTV of the man wearing a green jacket, white shoes and a grey hoodie.
Stockholm’s Central Station was shut down. The tube network was also closed amid fears the suspect was hiding underground but has now been cleared to open, according to Stockholm’s public transport authority.
Officers said the vehicle crashed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping centre in Klarabergsgatan after racing down six streets at about 3pm local time.
Hundreds of shoppers were seen fleeing for their lives after the articulated lorry rammed into the corner of the building. Horrifying images of the aftermath show blood smeared on the roads and bodies covered by blankets. Dozens more have been injured, some critically.
Armed terrorists were then seen running into Stockholm’s Central railway station and opening fire. Two people were also said to have been stabbed. Police have shut the station down, which is the main hub for communal transport in the city.
Swedish police released this photo of the man they’re looking for. If the attacker is a Muslim, as is almost certainly the case, then this is the direct result of Sweden’s immigration policies. If he is a native-born Muslim, that only shows that these policies are long-standing and that Muslims aren’t assimilating. These attacks are fully the responsibility of the Swedish government for pursuing these policies and demonizing those who opposed them. This is the Sweden they wanted. Now they have it.
“Stockholm terror attack: Manhunt underway after truck plows into shopping center killing 3,” Fox News, April 7, 2017:
A manhunt is underway for the driver of a large beer truck that plowed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least three and injuring many.
Police released two photos from CCTV surveillance footage of a man wanted in connection to the attack.
Stockholm police denied previous reports that a man had been arrested at the scene, saying that the driver had not been found.
“We have no contact with the person or persons who drove the truck,” Sweden’s top police chief, Dan Eliasson, told a news conference.
Sky News reported that police believed the man had run away towards the subway station. All subway traffic has been halted.
Police would not confirm how many people many people had been killed or injured. Local media reports varied from two people up to five.
“Sweden has been attacked. Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack,” Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told reporters during a visit in western Sweden