A knifeman suspected to be a terrorist has stabbed eight people in Vetlanda, Sweden.
According to reports, the incident happened around noon on Wednesday, March 3.
Fortunately, no deaths have been reported.
However, the knifeman was shot in the leg by Sweden police and is now receiving treatment in the hospital as officers guard his bed.
Speaking about the incident at a news conference, the police revealed that at 2.54 pm, emergency services received calls from the area near Bangårdsgatan regarding an attack.
Police said the man who moved to Sweden in 2018 was arrested with a knife in his hand. He confirmed he is an Afghan citizen.
Minister of the Interior, Mikael Damberg 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.”
Press officer for the Säpo security police, Karl Melin told the Aftonbladet newspaper;
“We cooperate with the police and if it turns out that it is a terrorist crime, we will be more involved.
When it comes to suspected terrorist crime, it is the normal security police who investigate it.”
Also, Police spokeswoman, Angelica Israelsson Silfver told the same paper;
“Some are seriously injured and some are slightly injured, but no one is dead.”
Meanwhile, Extra police officers have been put on patrol in the area.