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Sweden: 'Whole country in a state of shock' - Prime Minister Lofven01:03

Sweden: 'Whole country in a state of shock' - Prime Minister Lofven

Sweden, Stockholm
April 7, 2017 at 22:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that the country is "in a state of shock" after earlier on Friday a truck ploughed through crowds killing at least four people in central Stockholm.

"At 2:53 pm a truck violently rammed a pedestrian street in the heart of our capital leaving at least four dead, some 15 people seriously injured and our whole country is of course in a state of shock," Lofven said.

A massive manhunt conducted in a northern Stockholm suburb Marsta resulted in one man being detained who matched a photo released by police earlier in the day.

According to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, the man has been identified as a 39-year-old Uzbek national who has reportedly confessed to carrying out the attack.

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Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that the country is "in a state of shock" after earlier on Friday a truck ploughed through crowds killing at least four people in central Stockholm.

"At 2:53 pm a truck violently rammed a pedestrian street in the heart of our capital leaving at least four dead, some 15 people seriously injured and our whole country is of course in a state of shock," Lofven said.

A massive manhunt conducted in a northern Stockholm suburb Marsta resulted in one man being detained who matched a photo released by police earlier in the day.

According to Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet, the man has been identified as a 39-year-old Uzbek national who has reportedly confessed to carrying out the attack.