- Title: A man is taken into custody in connection with Sweden's truck attack
- Date: 7th April 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (APRIL 7, 2017) (REUTERS) POLICE AT THE SCENE FORENSIC PERSONNEL AT THE SCENE, TRUCK SEEN ON FAR LEFT OF SCREEN POLICE OFFICER WALKING QUIET STREET POLICE CORDON TAPE POLICE AT THE SCENE POLICE WEAPON ARMED POLICE LION STONE SCULPTURE WITH FLOWERS IN FRONT OF IT MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL NOTE SAYING (Swedish) "Children are always innocent" VARIOUS OF BEAR AND KOALA CUDDLY TOYS ON LEAVES AT MAKESHIFT MEMORIAL
- Embargoed: 22nd April 2017 00:03
- Keywords: truck attack police arrest Sweden Stockholm
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0036BEKPJB
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: A man has been taken into custody in connection with the attack in Stockholm on Friday (April 7) which left four people dead and over a dozen injured.
The man was arrested in Marsta, approximately 40 kilometres north of the city centre and was expected to be transported to a police station in central Stockholm on Friday evening.
The police confirmed he had been taken to a police station but would not confirm which one.
A makeshift memorial has been set up near the scene where investigators continued gathering evidence.
Earlier in the day, a truck ploughed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in what the prime minister said appeared to be a terrorist attack.
Police said security at Swedish borders had been heightened. They did not rule out the possibility other attackers were involved.
Several attacks in which trucks or cars have driven into crowds have taken place in Europe in the past year. Al Qaeda in 2010 urged its followers to use trucks as a weapon.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in Nice, France, last July, when a truck killed 86 people celebrating Bastille Day, and one in Berlin in December, when a truck smashed through a Christmas market, killing 12 people.
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