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Sweden truck attack: what we know so far

The attack happened early on Friday, when a truck drove into people on a busy street.

A photo of the aftermath of the truck attack in Sweden. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images

On Friday, a truck drove into people in the busiest street in the center of Stockholm, Sweden, killing at least four people and injuring a dozen others. Here’s what we know so far.

What we know

  • Just before 3 pm local time on Friday, a beer truck reportedly rammed through Stockholm’s busiest shopping street and then into the Ahlens department store in the center of the city.
  • At least four people were killed and a dozen others were injured, according to police.
A map of the attack in Stockholm. Javier Zarracina/Vox
  • A masked man reportedly highjacked the truck while the driver was unloading the vehicle. He then drove the truck into a crowd.
  • Shortly after the attack, police told residents to stay home and avoid the area.
  • Police arrested someone in connection to the attack. It’s not clear if he’s the person who drove the truck into the crowd.
  • Earlier, police released a picture of a person of interest.
  • “Many things point to this being a terror attack,” Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told reporters.
  • The Sweden incident follows other similar vehicle attacks in London, Berlin, and Nice, France.

What we don’t know

  • Who carried out the attack
  • Whether more than one person was involved in the attack

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