Eight people injured after 'terrorist' stabbing in Sweden, police say

Eight people are injured in ‘terror attack’ stabbings in southern Sweden with police shooting suspect in his 20s who is now in hospital

  • Suspected terrorist launched attack around 3pm Wednesday in southern town 
  • He was shot in the leg by officers after inuring eight people with a knife
  • The condition of his victims remains unclear but some were ‘seriously’ wounded

Eight people have been injured in a suspected terrorist stabbings in Sweden.

Police said a man in his 20s launched the knife attack just before 3pm on Wednesday in Vetlanda, a small town in the country’s south.

The attacker was shot in the leg by officers and has been taken to hospital.  

Eight people were inured in the attack, some of them were said to be ‘seriously’ wounded. 

The motive remains unclear but police said they were treating it as a ‘suspected terrorist crime.’  

The attack took place at around 3pm on Wednesday in the small town of Vetlanda in southern Sweden

Minister of the Interior Mikael Damberg called the attack ‘terrible.’ 

The government minister said: ‘Several people are seriously injured. These are terrible events and my thoughts go to the victims and their relatives.

‘Right now it is unclear exactly what happened and what the motive was. The police have arrested a suspected perpetrator and have initiated a special incident to handle the development of the incident and create security in Vetlanda.’  

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