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Two dead, one seriously injured in attack at IKEA

The knife attacked occurred at an IKEA about an hour from Stockholm
The knife attacked occurred at an IKEA about an hour from Stockholm

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.