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Police have confirmed that one man has been arrested and two suspects have been taken in for questioning regarding the crime which shook Sweden yesterday.

A truck drove into the Åhléns department store on Drottningsgatan in the Swedish capital, killing four people and injuring 15. 

The man arrested was likely the driver of the hijacked vehicle.

"Yes, it is correct, it is likely him," police spokesman Lars Bystrom told The Associated Press.

The suspect is  a 39-year-old from Uzbekistan, according to Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Swedish media outlets are suggesting that the incident may be terrorist-motivated.

"If it is a terrorist attack, and regardless of whether it was carried out by an organisation or a lone perpetrator, the aim of terrorism is to undermine democracy, to sow discord between people so that more people will begin to hate and distrust one another," said Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven. 

"But those kinds of acts will never succeed in Sweden. We know that our enemy is this kind of vile murderer – not one another. We will use all of Sweden's strength to track you down."


According to emerging reports, three people have been killed after a truck crashed into crowds of people on a street in central Stockholm.

Several others have been injured. 

It is understood that the vehicle crashed into the Åhléns department store on Drottningsgatan in the Swedish capital.

Swedish media outlets are suggesting that the incident may be terrorist-motivated, but details have yet to be confirmed.

"I went to the main street when a big truck came out of nowhere," one witness told Swedish publication Aftonbladet

"I could not see if anyone was driving it but it got out of control. I saw at least two being run over. I ran as fast as I could from there.

It has also been reported that shots have been fired in the area. 

Twitter is currently awash with posts offering their support to the people of Stockholm.


A woman on her bicycle and an articulated lorry collided near Ranelagh in Dublin a little after 12 noon today; the cyclist is now in at St James's Hospital with serious leg injuries. 

A large Garda presence remained for some time at the scene at Grand Parade Bridge, which was for several hours cornered off and preserved so that a technical and forensic examination could take place. The road has since been reopened to traffic.

It is believed that the 39-year-old woman was conscious when paramedics and the Dublin Fire Brigade arrived to treat her.

Her bike was completely crushed in the incident.

Although her injuries are serious, they are not thought to be life-threatening. 

An Garda Síochána this evening told SHEmazing in a statement: "Shortly after midday a female cyclist aged in her late 30s was seriously injured when she was struck by an articulated lorry at the junction of Grand Parade and Ranelagh Road. 

"The cyclist was treated at the scene by emergency services personnel and removed by ambulance to St James’s Hospital. Her injuries are understood to be serious."

Thankfully, no one else – including the driver of the lorry – was injured.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Donnybrook Garda Station 01 666 9200 or the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111.

You can read ten tips for safe cycling in Dublin here



In the worst traffic accident to happen in France in more than three decades, at least 42 people have been killed in a horrific head-on collision in the south-west of the country.

The country's president Francois Hollande has already said he is "deeply saddened" by the incident and has declared that the French government is doing everything it can.

RTÉ News reports that a truck and a bus collided near the village of Puisseguin, located about 55km north-east of Bordeaux, at 7.30am local time. Local media is furthermore saying that both the coach and the lorry burst into flames upon impact – something which undoubtedly contributed to the unusually high death toll.

Around 60 firefighters were called to the scene to deal with the crash. 

Both drivers are dead, along with at least 40 others – French pensioners off to Les Landes for a walking trip – who were travelling on the bus. Only eight are believed to have survived the collision. Four of those have relatively minor injuries, with the other four battling serious brain trauma or burns. 

Puisseguin Mayor Xavier Sublett told RTL radio this morning that he believes the truck driver lost control of the vehicle.

The bus driver "tried to avoid it, but the truck came and hit it, and he couldn't do anything except activate the mechanism to open the doors to allow some people to get out," Mr Sublett said.

Driving conditions this morning in the region were normal, but Gérard Dupuy, a town hall official in Puisseguin, told France Info the crash happened on a dangerous bend where there had been other accidents in the past.