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Terror suspect given 'prolonged arrest' after lorry attack

The lorry used in the suspected terror attack has been towed away from the central shopping street in Stockholm. Credit: AP

The first man arrested in connection with Stockholm's lorry attack is being held "on suspicion of terrorist crimes through murder", the office of the Swedish prosecutor has said.

It is the strongest degree of suspicion in Sweden's legal system, which can apply several different levels to hold a person.

Police confirmed he was now under "prolonged arrest".


Second man reportedly arrested in relation to lorry attack

Police officers stand guard on the street after the attack in central Stockholm. Credit: PA

A second man has been arrested in relation to the deadly lorry attack on a Swedish department store, Sweden's national public broadcaster SVT has reported.

Police are said to believe he is connected to the other man who was arrested earlier.

SVT, citing police sources, said the man was arrested in the northern suburb Hjulsta.

The lorry crashed into shopping centre in Stockholm, killing at least four people, in what the Swedish prime minister has called a terror attack.

Swedish Prime Minister: Country 'united in grief and anger'

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. Credit: EBU

The whole of Sweden is "united in grief and anger" following the lorry attack which left four people dead and 15 injured, the country's Prime Minister has said.

"These kinds of actions will never succeed," said Stefan Lofevn.

"We know that our enemies are these atrocious murderers and not each other.

"Our message will always be clear: you will not defeat us, you will not govern our lives, you will never ever win."

Mr Lofven added that the country is "determined to never let the values we cherish be undermined by hatred" and called the crash an "act of terror".

CCTV captures moments before Stockholm lorry crash

The seconds before a lorry crashes into a department store in Stockholm have been captured on CCTV, showing people fleeing along Drottninggatan, a street in a busy shopping district, and into a shop.

Four people died after the lorry crashed into upmarket department store Ahlens, and 15 others were wounded, nine seriously.


Man arrested following Stockholm lorry crash

Police said the man arrested was the same as the one pictured in images released by them earlier on Friday. Credit: PA

Swedish police have confirmed that a man "whom we are particularly interested in" has been arrested after a lorry crash which left four people dead.

Jan Evensson of Stockholm police said the arrest was made in Marsta, a suburb in the north of the city which is close to the city's international airport.

Mr Evensson added that the man arrested was "in the vicinity" of the truck crash in Drottninggatan, a street in a busy shopping area.

He continued that the man was spotted by a police patrol and was the man pictured in an image released by the authorities earlier on Friday.

Mr Evensson also urged people not to go into central Stockholm on Friday night.

Stefan Hector of Sweden's national police added the crash was being treated as an "act of terror."

Detectives declined to comment on Swedish media reports that the arrested person was a 39-year-old man from Uzbekistan.

It comes amid confusion over the number of arrests after the attack.

Sweden's national public broadcaster initially reported that a second man was being held.

This was later denied by prosecutor Hans Ihrman and police spokesman Lars Bystrom who said only one person had been arrested in the case.

Three confirmed dead in Stockholm lorry crash

The scene of the crash in Drottninggatan. Credit: PA

Police in Stockholm say one person has died in hospital after a lorry drove along a pedestrianised street and then crashed into a department school.

The announcement brings the official death toll to three and police added that 15 people had been injured in what the country's prime minister said appeared to be a "terror attack".

The lorry crashed into Ahlens department store in Drottninggatan, a street in a busy shopping district, shortly before 3pm local time (2pm BST).

Police interview two following Stockholm lorry crash

The scene in Drottninggatan, a shopping street in Stockholm, following the crash. Credit: PA

Swedish police say they are interviewing two people in connection with the Stockholm lorry crash which left three people dead and many more injured.

However, police said the pair are not currently suspected of any crimes.

"I can confirm that we have taken in two people for questioning, but that does not necessary means that they are suspects," police spokesperson Lars Bystrom said.

"We want to talk to everybody who knows anything about this and sometimes it's better to talk at the police station than place of event."

The lorry crashed into Ahlens department store in Drottninggatan, a street in a busy shopping district, shortly before 3pm local time (2pm BST).

Lorry crash: Traffic on bridge leaving Sweden limited

The Øresund Bridge links Copenhagen and Malmö. Credit: PA

Traffic crossing the Øresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark has been limited following the lorry crash which has left at least three people dead.

The restriction was made on police request following the crash in Stockholm which left many others injured.

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