STOCKHOLM (AP) – Swedish police say they are beginning a “preliminary investigation into suspected terrorist crimes” after a deadly truck crash in Stockholm.
The head of Sweden’s security agency, Anders Thornberg, said agents are “conducting intensive intelligence work to identify the person or persons behind the attack.”
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven described Friday’s deadly truck attack in central Stockholm as a “terrorist attack.” Police, however, say they have no details about the attacker or attackers and no one in custody.
No one has claimed responsibility for crashing a stolen beer truck into a major department store in the city. Lofven says two people have died in the attack. Swedish media are reporting more deaths but police won’t confirm those reports.
The mayor of London, where five people were killed in a vehicle and knife attack last month, says the British capital “stands united with Stockholm” after Friday’s deadly truck crash.
Sadiq Khan says it appears Sweden has “seen a despicable act of terrorism aimed at harming innocent people and attacking our shared values of democracy, freedom, justice and tolerance.”
He says Londoners know what it is to suffer from terrorism, and “we share a steely determination with the people of Stockholm that we will never allow terrorists to succeed.”
Swedish police say several people were killed and injured after a stolen beer truck careened down a pedestrian street and into a department store.