Stockholm Attack: Death toll rises to four

Stockholm [Sweden], Apr. 8 (ANI): Four people were killed and 15 got injured after a hijacked truck rammed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm on Friday.

The Swedish Security Service said that an arrest was made after the attack, which happened just before 3 p.m. local time, the CNN reported.

Police told that the man in custody matched the description of the person, whose photo the authorities had released. It's not known whether the suspected driver had been arrested.

Earlier, Anders Thornberg, director general of the Swedish Security Service, said that a "person of interest" was being investigated and authorities released a photo of him.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said the incident has appeared to have been a 'terror attack'. He told reporters during a visit in western Sweden that, "Sweden has been attacked. Everything points to the fact that this is a terrorist attack."

Earlier in the day, at least three people were killed after a lorry rammed into a crowd of people in central Stockholm, which is few meters away from Indian Embassy.

Speaking to ANI, Indian Ambassador to Sweden Monika Mohta, said, "I heard loud noises and saw two people lying on the street."

She also informed that rail services have been temporarily halted and the House of Culture has been shut down.

Another eyewitness, who was present near the spot when the incident took place said, "I was in a nearby store in Drottninggatan Street when I heard women speaking in very high tone."

"When I went outside, I saw some people were screaming when the attack happened. I asked a lady, she said that a truck has hit people and is running people down and then there was a lot of chaos." (ANI)