STOCKHOLM — An apparent stolen truck plowed into a department store in central Stockholm on Friday, killing at least three people in what the country’s prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
Authorities imposed sweeping security measures, including closing off streets and shutting down transit lines — in scenes recalling last month’s terrorist assault in London. Sweden’s prime minister, Stefan Lofven, said the immediate indications suggested “an act of terrorism.”
“Sweden has been attacked,” Lofven wrote in a Twitter post. “All indications are that it is an act of terrorism. Be vigilant, and listen to the Police information.”
Sweden’s TT news agency quoted the communications director for the brewing company Spendrups as saying that the vehicle used in the incident was one of their delivery trucks, and that it had been stolen earlier in the day.