- Title: Lights off at Eiffel Tower for victims of Sweden truck attack
- Date: 7th April 2017
- Summary: PARIS, FRANCE (APRIL 7, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE SHOT OF EIFFEL TOWER SACRE COEUR IN DISTANCE, CAMERA PANS TO EIFFEL TOWER UPPER HALF OF TOWER PARIS, FRANCE (APRIL 8, 2017) (REUTERS) WIDE SHOT OF TOWER THEN LIGHTS GO OFF / CAMERA ZOOMS IN TO TOWER UNLIT TOWER WIDE SHOT OF UNLIT TOWER LIGHTS START SWITCHING ON TOWER WIDE SHOT OF LIT EIFFEL TOWER
- Embargoed: 21st April 2017 23:19
- Keywords: Eiffel Tower Sweden truck attack
- Location: PARIS, FRANCE
- City: PARIS, FRANCE
- Country: France
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BEKMDJ
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- Story Text:Paris' Eiffel Tower went dark for five minutes on Friday (April 7) to honour the victims of a truck attack in Sweden.
Four people were killed and 15 wounded when a truck ploughed into a crowd on a shopping street and crashed into a department store in central Stockholm. The prime minister said it appeared to be a terrorist attack.
Police said they had arrested one person in a northern Stockholm suburb after earlier circulating a picture of a man wearing a grey hoodie in connection with the investigation into the attack on Drottninggatan (Queen Street) using a hijacked beer truck.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
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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