At least three people are dead after a truck plowed into a department store in central Stockholm Friday afternoon.
Citing Swedish radio, the Associated Press reported that shots were also fired at the scene of the incident, sending shoppers fleeing the area.
Cellphone video from near the scene shows people running frantically from buildings onto the streets near where the truck slammed into the department store.
Photos from the scene show at least three bodies covered in blankets near a pedestrian walkway in the shopping district.
According to The Local.se, a Swedish-English news website, police responded to a call just before 3 p.m. local time for a report of a number of people being injured in an incident involving a vehicle.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven says the truck crash “is an act of terror” that has killed at least two people. He says one person has been arrested in the attack.
Local media had reported at least five people were killed in the incident.
According to The Local, Swedish beer maker Spendrups said one of its trucks had been “hijacked” earlier in the day.
“During a delivery to the restaurant Caliente someone jumped into the driver’s cabin and drove off with the car while the driver unloads,” the news website quoted a brewery spokesperson as saying.
Photos show a beer truck sticking out of the department store.
Stockholm police have asked citizens to stay home and avoid the city centre.
Police also said subway service has been ordered stopped and commuter trains will only be operating out of the city.
More to come.