(DAILY MAIL) — A terrorist ringleader who rammed a truck into shoppers in Stockholm killing at least five people is on the run after fleeing the scene following a chaotic shootout.
The hijacked vehicle crashed into a packed shopping center and burst into flames.
Three men jumped out from the lorry and opened fire before trying to stab pedestrians, witnesses said.
Two men were tackled to the ground and arrested – but a third suspect is on the loose, immediately making him Europe’s most wanted man.
Police have released CCTV of the man wearing a green jacket, white shoes and a grey hoodie and have shut down Stockholm’s Central Station and tube network amid fears he is hiding underground.
Officers said the vehicle crashed into a group of people on the street outside a shopping center in Klarabergsgatan after racing down six streets at about 3pm local time.
Hundreds of shoppers were seen fleeing for their lives after the articulated lorry rammed into the corner of the building.
Horrifying images of the aftermath show blood smeared on the roads and bodies covered by blankets. Dozens more have been injured, some critically.
Stockholm Police said they are questioning two people in relation to the attack, but are yet to confirm if they are suspects.