I just wanted to spread this information in English in case you don’t understand Swedish. If you’re stuck in Stockholm and can’t get to your home/hotel please follow the #opensweden on Twitter! People are offering their offices, opening up their homes and offering rides to people who are affected by this. Please stay safe everyone ♡
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I live in Stockholm and there’s been a suspected terror attack. A truck was hijacked and drove down our busiest shopping street, through crowds of people and into a department store.
People are dead.
People are injured.
There’s been a shooting at a different location.
The entire city is on lockdown. Commuter trains, subways and buses are off.
People are locked inside public buildings and their jobs.
Other places evacuated.
All the theaters and cinemas have closed.
The police are discouraging people from walking through specific central areas.
The streets are filled with people who are walking home.
I work at a preschool and we decided to take the children inside, the phones rang warm with parents who would be late, who couldn’t come and pick up their kids.
It doesn’t feel real, they got us too. It felt inevitable, and it was.
a truck just drove into a crowd on the busiest street for pedestrians in Stockholm. It’s not yet known how many have been injured or killed but there are multiple deaths. It’s unclear if it was a terror attack or an accident, but it’s suspected to be a terror attack
The truck drove into the store Åhléns varuhus and there have been reports of a fire
har ni familj/vänner i Stockholm, ring dom, men få inte panik. Det är kaos just nu, så anta inte det värsta om dom inte svarar direkt
Someone attacked my country.
Our forefathers were vikings, so your attempt to scare us was stupid.
You can’t silence us, you can’t crush our spirit.
My thoughts are with the victims and their families.
A truck drove into pedestrians on a major shopping and tourist street in Stockholm and then crashed into an upscale department store on Friday, causing multiple injuries and fatalities. Police have not confirmed the number of deaths, but Swedish media outlets are reporting that at least three people were killed.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven says one person has been arrested in connection with the attack, The Associated Press reports. However, Swedish police reportedly contradicted that, saying no one was in custody.
Löfven also says there are indications the truck hit pedestrians as “a terror attack,” Reuters says. But Radio Sweden reports that the Swedish Security Service says there is no confirmation the incident was terrorism.
Photos: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images (2) and Andreas Schyman/AFP/Getty Images
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