A truck rammed into a crowd of people in Sweden in what officials are calling a terrorist attack.
Video shows people frantically fleeing the scene. You can watch above.
Yahoo News reported that the vehicle was a beer truck the terrorist used to slam into a department store, killing three pedestrians. Photos showed a crumpled body lying in a sidewalk.
The truck caught fire after the attack:
Terrorists have also used trucks to ram into crowds in terrorist attacks in Nice, France, Berlin Germany, and, most recently, London, England. The Sweden attack following the modus operandi of the others, in which a man wielded a large truck as a weapon, smashing randomly into innocent pedestrians.
Anti-Muslim rhetoric flew on social media. It’s not yet known whether the suspect is affiliated with ISIS.
Video of the suspect’s arrest circulated.
Sweden had not seen a terrorist attack since 2010, according to Yahoo News, and Swedish officials labeled the truck ramming on April 7 a terrorist attack.
The Sweden attack comes the day after American President Donald Trump attacked a Syrian airfield he says is responsible for a chemical attack that killed men, women, and children. However, it’s not clear where is any nexus between the Swedish terror attack and what happened in Sweden.
Some Trump supporters on social media brought back up Trump talking about what happened in Sweden at a rally – a comment that was roundly criticized in the media at the time.
Photos also emerged of the terror attack’s aftermath on social media.
Photos showed the large truck sticking out of the side of the department store.
CNN reported that the attack occurred in a busy shopping center in Stockholm.
The Associated Press reported that one person had been arrested in the Swedish terror attack
No other details on the suspect were released, including whether the attacker is affiliated with ISIS.