Early on Thursday, heard gunfire and several severe knocks in the centre of Stockholm. Then could the public see how the police seemed to make a sharp turnout with sirens. In the air, there was a police helicopter
it was a training exercise – but no information had gone out to the public.
in the area and reacted immediately when he heard the guns fired a short distance away, in the vicinity of the british embassy.
" I heard small calibre fire and a detonation from the direction where the Radio is located. Eventually, I also heard a helicopter. Then I checked the newspaper websites, and there was no info. So I checked the police, no info. Then The Armed Forces. No info there either.
on the information, did not know if it was a terrorist attack or if it was something harmless, such as an exercise.
" We have been with you on queen street recently. And I'm among embassies and close to the SR, which is a protected.
Thorulf Arwidson, which also has been part of the armed Forces in 45 years, mean that the police should have informed in a clearer way if the planned exercise so that the public did not need to be worried about.
– It is an absolute requirement that you can get information about whether this is an exercise or a real situation. I was actually rosenrasande, " he says.
about the event on their website at 09.35. When the exercise was already going on since before the clock 09. Four minutes after police put out that first message made an update and told that the exercise was completed.
– When there came a number of calls about the event so we up the text on our website. The text of the exercise, we up during the time that the exercise was going on. It had perhaps been able to go out earlier, " says Anders Bryngelsson, presstalesperson at the Police.
He confirms that he has received calls from a number of people at the moment and says that it was a police training exercise, which ”included the helicopter and gunfire”.