Truck Reportedly Kills 3 in Stockholm Incident

The Swedish prime minister said it bears the indications of “a terror attack.”

byWill Sabel Courtney| UPDATED Apr 11, 2017 1:11 PM
Truck Reportedly Kills 3 in Stockholm Incident

A large truck flew into a department store in downtown Stockholm on Friday, hitting multiple people, according to news reports. Swedish media outlets are reporting at least three people have been killed, according to Bloomberg and CNBC. 

Police are describing the crash as a "truck incident." Swedish prime minister Stefan Lofven said the incident bears the signs of "a terror attack," according to the Associated Press

"People started running down the stairs when the fire alarm started," Maria Nathalie, who was in the store at the time, told NBC News. "And when we came down to the bottom of the building all we could see was a lot of smoke and there was someone who helped us get out on the other side of the building."

Swedish television showed an image of what appears to be the truck after crashing into the department store, Ahlens.

Swedish state television station SVT is reporting the driver of the truck is still at large, according to Bloomberg.

The truck impacted the store just a block from where a suicide bomber detonated in 2013, killing himself and wounding two others.

CNN reports that the city has locked down Parliament and the subway system.

The Drive will update this story as it develops.

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