Truck Drives Into Crowd Outside Stockholm Department Store, Killing 3

Image via AP.
Image via AP.

On Friday afternoon, a truck was driven into a crowd in a busy area of Stockholm, Sweden. The New York Times reports that three people have been killed. Authorities are saying “a large number” of people in the area were wounded.

According to the BBC, one person has been arrested in connection with the attack, but there are no further details on the assailant. The truck was supposedly stolen from Swedish brewery Spendrups, who said it was taken during a delivery to a restaurant. The truck drove directly into Ahlens department store. Shots were supposedly fired in a different part of the city around the same time, but it is unclear if the incidents were connected.

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The NYT reports that Swedish prime minister, Stefan Lofven, was quick to label it as terrorism. “Sweden’s been attacked,” said Lofven, “Everything points to an act of terror.”

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JujyMonkey: unstable genius

The NYT reports that Swedish prime minister, Stefan Lofven, was quick to label it as terrorism. “Sweden’s been attacked,” said Lofven, “Everything points to an act of terror.”

Slow your roll, Dude. Can we at least have a few world leaders who don’t trip over their own dicks to label every tragedy as a terrorist attack.