A man stabbed a group of people this Wednesday in the village of Vetlanda, Sweden. There are at least eight wounded, who have been transported to the hospital, and police officials suspect a “terrorist attack”.
The man, who will be in his 20s, injured at least eight people using a “sharp object”, reports the Observer.
“The arrested suspect was injured and his situation is uncertain”, authorities said in a statement.
So far, there is no record of deaths and the police said they were monitoring the condition of the victims. Sweden’s Interior Minister, Mikael Damberg, lamented the “terrible” attack, adding that “there are several people seriously injured” and that his thoughts “are with the victims and their families”.
The police, who were reportedly alerted at about 3 pm and took 15 minutes to arrive, said that “the situation in Vetlanda is under control, the most urgent situation is over” and that “the police work will focus on in research work ”.
According to local media, the authorities are investigating whether the incident has terrorist implications.
The last attack of its kind occurred in 2017, when five people were killed in an intentional run over in Stockholm. At the time, crime was considered one of the worst terrorist attacks in the country, reports the Renaissance.