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Stolen beer truck attack kills four in Sweden

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says “the country is in a state of shock’’ over the stolen beer truck attack that killed four people and wounded 15 others in downtown Stockholm.


April 7, 2017
By The Associated Press

Lofven said, “the aim of terrorism is to undermine democracy. But such a goal will never be achieved in Sweden.’’

Police have arrested one suspect in the truck attack but would not say if they are hunting for any others. They discouraged people from going into central Stockholm on Friday night, and the national theatre, which is near the crash site, cancelled three plays.

Swedish broadcaster SVT says forensic police have entered the stolen truck to search for evidence. The vehicle was still tucked inside the entrance to the Ahlens department store.

Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom tells The Associated Press “we will be working as long as necessary” to understand the attack.

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Lofven said in a national televised address that his Social Democratic Party was still planning to hold its annual convention this weekend in Goteborg, Sweden’s second-largest city.

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