Eight people have been injured in a Swedish town after a stabbing attack police say could be terror-related. A man in his 20s attacked people in the town of Vetlanda, about 210 miles south of the capital Stockholm, on Wednesday afternoon. Aftonbladet said the weapon used was a knife but the Associated Press reported it was an axe. Police said people had been stabbed in at least five locations in the town of roughly 13,000 people, and some of the victims were in a serious condition. The attacker’s motive was not clear but Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said terrorism was possible. Advertisement He said: “In the light of what has emerged so far in the police investigation, prosecutors have initiated a preliminary investigation into terrorist crimes. “We confront such heinous acts with the combined force of our society.” More from Sweden COVID-19: Sweden faces sperm shortage as potential donors for assisted pregnancy avoid hospitals during pandemic The Investigation and Kim Wall’s legacy: Police and divers spent months working to convict the ‘submarine killer’ – his story is not the one worth telling Swedish woman in her 70s arrested on suspicion of holding son captive for 28 years Coronavirus: Germany and… Read full this story
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