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Sweden: Deputy PM Lovin praises emergency services for response to Stockholm attack01:46

Sweden: Deputy PM Lovin praises emergency services for response to Stockholm attack

Sweden, Stockholm
April 8, 2017 at 08:59 GMT -00:00 · Published

Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin praised the emergency services and police for their response to Friday’s attack at Stockholm's Drottninggatan pedestrian street after at least four people had been killed and 15 more injured when a truck had rammed into an Ahlens department store.

Speaking from the scene of the attack on Saturday morning, she stated, "Yesterday proved that Sweden had fantastic preparation in terms of the police work that was immediately set in force and it worked really well and I would like also say that also all the doctors and the hospitals, and all of a Sweden were immediately on place and did their duties."

Lovin went on to stress that Stockholmers expressed "enormous solidarity" with people affected by the attack, willing to help with transportation or accommodation.

Shortly after the tragedy on Friday evening Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that "everything points to a terrorist act."

Swedish authorities also confirmed that two people have been arrested; one of them was detained on Friday, several hours after the attack, and was identified as a 39-year-old father of four from Uzbekistan. A second man was arrested in connection with the attack on Saturday morning.

Sweden: Deputy PM Lovin praises emergency services for response to Stockholm attack01:46
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Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin praised the emergency services and police for their response to Friday’s attack at Stockholm's Drottninggatan pedestrian street after at least four people had been killed and 15 more injured when a truck had rammed into an Ahlens department store.

Speaking from the scene of the attack on Saturday morning, she stated, "Yesterday proved that Sweden had fantastic preparation in terms of the police work that was immediately set in force and it worked really well and I would like also say that also all the doctors and the hospitals, and all of a Sweden were immediately on place and did their duties."

Lovin went on to stress that Stockholmers expressed "enormous solidarity" with people affected by the attack, willing to help with transportation or accommodation.

Shortly after the tragedy on Friday evening Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said that "everything points to a terrorist act."

Swedish authorities also confirmed that two people have been arrested; one of them was detained on Friday, several hours after the attack, and was identified as a 39-year-old father of four from Uzbekistan. A second man was arrested in connection with the attack on Saturday morning.

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