Two dead, one seriously injured in attack at IKEA
Two people were killed and one seriously injured in a knife attack at an IKEA store in the city of Vesteras, about an hour west of the Swedish capital Stockholm, police said Monday.
Police said they had received a call reporting injuries at the IKEA store at around 1300 CET.
"We found a man and a woman who had knife injuries and who later died of their wounds," Vastmanland police said in a statement.
An IKEA spokeswoman confirmed the incident and said that the Erikslund shopping centre containing the shop has been closed.
Another person was seriously injured.
The police said they had taken a man into custody suspected of murder.
Mattias Johansson, the store manager, told a local news outlet the victims were "ordinary shoppers" in the kitchen accessory section of the store.