Regarding the event in Stockholm City

07 April 2017

On Friday afternoon 7 April, a truck smashed into a crowd of people on Drottninggatan (Queen’s street) in central Stockholm, Sweden. The City of Stockholm is cooperating with police, emergency services and other authorities.

To make it easier for authorities to deal with the event, please think of the following if you are active on social media:

  • Only share news that have been confirmed as true.
  • Do not share images of the victims.

If you are worried about someone close to you, call the Police’s information line. From Sweden 114 14, press 9, and from outside of Sweden +46 77 114 14 00. If you have information about the event, call 114 14.

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Crisis support center

The City of Stockholm has opened a crisis support center that the public can turn to if they are worried or need someone to talk to after the event. You can contact them at number 08-508 40 000 or visit Hantverkargatan 3, Kungsholmen. You can visit the crisis support center without calling ahead.

Opening hours

  • Monday 10 April to Sunday 23 april 12 am to 21 pm.
  • Hours outside the above, please call: 08-508 40 000.

Information from other authorities and organisations

For confirmed and updated information on the event in Stockholm, please visit: krisinformation.se

For information on the chrime investigation and safety meassures, please visit: polisen.se

For information on medical care and support connected to the event in central Stockholm, please visit 1177.se or call 1177.

At the BRIS website you find information and tips on how you can explain the events to a child: bris.se

Traffic information

Public transport is running as usual. You will find current traffic information at sl.se.
Traffic information at sl.se

SVT is broadcasting the City of Stockholm’s Official ceremony on the occasion of the Minute of Silence

The City of Stockholm has held an official ceremony on Monday April 10 to observe the national minute of silence and to pay tribute to the victims of the April 7 attack. SVT Nyheter broadcast the event live.

The ceremony was held in the Stockholm City Hall garden for invited guests and in presence of Swedish dignitaries.

Speakers: Mayor of Stockholm, Ms. Karin Wanngård, Ms. Irene Svenonius, County Council Finance Commissioner, Stockholm County Council, and Mr. Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden.

The Riksdag was represented by the Speaker and vice Speakers. HM The King and HM The Queen, HRH Crown Princess, HRH Prince Daniel, HRH Prince Carl Philip, HRH Princess Sofia, the diplomatic body, the Stockholm City Council, and the Stockholm County Council participated.

The Swedish Royal Guards performed.

You can find the full programme and complete speeches by Ms Karin Wanngård, Mayor of Stockholm, Ms Irene Svenonius, County Council Finance Commisioner and Mr Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden, below.

Programme and speeches

Book of condolences at Stockholm City Hall

The Stockholm Mayor Karin Wanngård was the first person to write in the book of condolences at Stockholm City Hall.

Due to the devastating event in central Stockholm Friday 7 April, books of condolences have been available at Stockholm City Hall and Kulturhuset Stadsteatern by Sergels torg. You can also send your condolences by e-mail. You can also send your condolences by e-mail.

Send your condolences by e-mail