Friday, April 7, 2017

BREAKING: Truck Ramming Attack in Stockholm Shopping Area - At Least 3 Dead - Possible Second Attack

A truck burns after crashing into a department store

Update (9:20 AM CST): The Swedish Prime Minister has announced that one person has been arrested. It's being reported that the truck was stolen, earlier in the day.

Update (1:00 PM CST): Now it seems that the attacker is still at large. It's unclear who was arrested, if anyone was.

It appears there has been another Muslim truck ramming attack, this time at the pedestrian mall and department store in Stockholm. There are photographs of the truck on fire against the outside of the department store. An arial video shows people running in panic. The incident happened at around 4:00 PM local time (8:00 CST).The following bullet points are all unconfirmed, although it appears certain that some have died:
  • At least three dead.
  • "Large number of injured" (police)
  • Terrorist attack (police)
  • Gunshots reported
  • Driver escaped and is on the run
  • Possible second location where gunshots have been reported (could this be related to the escaped driver?)
From the Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: Shots are fired after truck crashes into a group of pedestrians in Stockholm shopping centre, 'killing three people' and sparking fears of a terror attack
  • Three people are said to have been killed after a truck smashed into shops
  • Police said a van rammed into a group of people at a mall in Stockholm
  • The driver is said to have escaped and is on the run, according to witnesses
  • At least three people are believed to have been killed when a truck crashed into shoppers in Stockholm today.
Police said the vehicle rammed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping centre.
Shots were heard being fired and the driver is said to have escaped, according to witnesses.
The incident took place at Åhlens Mall in Klarabergsgatan.
Hundreds of shoppers were seen fleeing for their lives after the articulated truck rammed into the corner of the building.
Armed police were scrambled to the scene and were seen marching into the store.
Police spokeswoman Towe Hagg said: 'A vehicle has injured people on Drottningatan.'
Police have also said this is a suspected terrorist incident.
Anna who witnessed the incident, said: 'I saw hundreds of people ran, they ran for their lives.
'I turned and ran as well.'
The video, below, appears to show people fleeing the scene in panic:


  1. But Swedes seem okay with this type of attack.
    No, let's not call it an "attack", that is not fair to the participants. Let's call it a motor vehicle infraction committed by nobody in particular aimed at nobody in particular about nothing in particular.

    There. Does that make the dead less dead? Somebody say it to the injured or maimed and see if they feel better! I'm sure this will be a comfort to them, knowing that it was just an accident and no harm was intended. Goodness, if harm was intended (perish the thought!) then the Swedes would have to reconcile that a) somebody intended them HARM and b) this is going to perhaps happen again and again and again and again and again.

    Well, the most important thing is, despite the death and injuries and trauma, the Swedes can still be called "welcoming" and certainly not "xenophobic". THAT, is the important thing, because that would be worse than death or lifelong disability.

    God have mercy on the dead. May He comfort and heal the wounded.
    May He open the dense head of Swedes and let them see the obvious truth of the situation and have the courage to do something before it is too late, if it is not already.

  2. Oakes, is the perpetrator Asian?!