In Vetlanda, southern Sweden, a young man attacked passers-by with a knife. In total, eight people were injured.
The press service of the Swedish police said that a 20-year-old man attacked people with a knife. Initially, it was known about four wounded, but later it turned out that eight people were injured. Some are seriously injured.
The police who arrived at the call of passers-by opened fire on the attacker. Now he is in the hospital, his injuries are not dangerous.
Initially, a criminal case was opened on attempted murder, but later it was re-qualified as terrorism.
“There are details in the investigation that make us investigate any terrorist motives, but at the moment I cannot go into the reasons,” Göteborgs Posten, Chief of Police Malena Grann, quotes.
The police also said that so far there is no reason to believe that other people in addition to the detainee may be involved in the incident.
The investigation is being carried out by the police together with the Swedish State Security Service (SEPO). Law enforcers are trying to find out if there is any connection between the victims or victims and the perpetrator.