- Title: Swedish king condemns "vile" truck attack
- Date: 8th April 2017
- Summary: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (APRIL 8, 2017) (REUTERS) SWEDEN'S KING CARL GUSTAF WALKING TO PODIUM TO GIVE NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) SWEDEN'S KING, CARL GUSTAF, SAYING: "First and foremost, I want to convey that my and the royal family's thoughts are with victims of this vile act, fellow humans who have been harmed and killed." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) SWEDEN'S KING, CARL GUSTAF, SAYING: "We are all shaken by what has happened. At the same time, seeing people's concern for one another gives hope. It shows this force in our society. Those of us who want to help are (in much greater number) than those who wish to harm us. That knowledge gives me comfort." VARIOUS OF NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS (SOUNDBITE) (Swedish) SWEDEN'S KING, CARL GUSTAF, SAYING: "Unfortunately we've experienced many acts of violence before and we have coped and we will now too. Sweden is, has long been and will continue to be, a safe and peaceful country. Thank you."/ GUSTAF LEAVING
- Embargoed: 22nd April 2017 17:57
- Keywords: Stockholm truck attack King Carl Gustaf royal
- Location: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- City: STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
- Country: Sweden
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime
- Reuters ID: LVA0016BJFMTJ
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- Story Text:Sweden's King Carl Gustaf said on Saturday (April 8) that his thoughts were with the families and victims of Stockholm's deadly truck attack, an act he called "vile".
On Friday (April 7) a hijacked beer delivery truck ploughed into crowds in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in an apparent terror attack, police said.
Gustaf broke off a visit to Brazil to return to the Swedish capital where he was briefed by police and Swedish Security Service representatives.
The Swedish King said the acts of support following the attack gave him comfort and showed there were more people willing to help than to harm.
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