At 2.55pm local time an Uzbek national, Rakhmat Akilov, stole a brewing company truck and deliberately plowed pedestrians along Drottninggatan (Queen Street) before crashing into the corner of the Ahlens department store in central Stockholm. Five people were killed in the attack and 15 people were wondered. Following the attack police closed off streets and evacuated the nearby central train station and other transit lines in the city as it searched for the attacker. Police also confirmed that it was examining a device found in the driver's seat of the truck. Swedish police stated that Akilov has sympathized with the Islamic State.