Sweden truck attack

At least four people are reportedly dead and 15 injured after a truck drove into a crowd in the centre of Sweden's capital Stockholm.

  • Footage shows scores of people fleeing the scene and clouds of smoke billowing from the truck, which caught fire when it crashed into the Ahlens department store.
  • Body-like forms covered by blankets were seen on the street at the scene of the attack on Friday afternoon (local time).
  • The driver reportedly ran into the crowd. The Swedish government says it appears to be a terrorist attack.
  • Two men have been arrested.
  • A Swedish brewing company confirmed the truck belonged to it and had been stolen on Friday morning.

Swedish police have shown a picture of a person they say is of interest in connection with the attack. The grainy CCTV image shown by police shows a man wearing a jacket with a dark hood over a bright t-shirt and dark trousers.

Swedish police have arrested a man in north Stockholm and he has confessed to carrying out a deadly truck attack in the centre of the city, local media say, citing unnamed sources.

The man has some light injuries and said he was responsible for the attack, Aftonbladet newspaper said.

Police declined to comment.

The European Union and countries across the continent are offering Sweden support and solidarity.

"An attack on any of our member states is an attack on us all," said President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker.

Reuters / Newshub.