Stockholm attack: Suspects arrested for 'terror crime', four killed
Stockholm, Sweden: Two person has been arrested in connection with the terror attack in which four people had lost their lives and more than 15 were injured.
The man was arrested from Northern Stockholm suburb and is a resident of Uzbekistan. Confirming the attack, the Police said, "I can confirm that we have taken-in two people for questioning, but that does not necessarily mean that they are suspects." He further added, "We want to talk to everybody who knows anything about this and sometimes it's better to talk at the police station than place of event."
The incident took place in the Swedish capital Stockholm at the corner of the Ahlens department store and Drottninggatan, on Friday last, when a lorry drove into a crowd on a shopping street and rammed into department store. The store was just metres away from the Indian embassy.
Drottninggatan is the city's biggest pedestrian street, above-ground from Stockholm's central subway station.
Communications director at the Prosecution Authority karin Rosander said, "The man was arrested on suspicion of a terrorist crime through murder."
Gunshots had also been heard in the area which created a panic situation between the people. The accused at spot fled away from the scene after performing the attack.
The injured were immediately taken to the nearby hospital where the authorities have confirmed nine of those injured in the attack are in a serious condition.
In connection with the attack, External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj said, "I am in touch with Indian Ambassador in Sweden. The attack was very close to Indian Embassy. Our embassy officials are safe."
Condemning the attack, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, ""India stands firmly with the people of Sweden in this hour of grief."
We condemn the attack in Stockholm. My thoughts are with the families of the deceased & prayers with those injured. @SwedishPM
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 7 April 2017