10/08/2015 09:54 BST | Updated 11/08/2015 04:59 BST

Ikea Stabbing: Two Dead And One Injured In Attack At Swedish Store

A man and a woman have been killed and another person is seriously injured after a stabbing at an Ikea store in Sweden.

The incident occurred at a Västerås branch of the furniture giant, which is just outside of Stockholm, The Local reports.


Police at the scene of the Ikea store in Västerås on Monday

"A man and a woman who were wounded with a knife and later died of their injuries. Another person is seriously injured. A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder," police spokesperson Victoria Holmgren said in a statement.

Ambulances and police are at the scene and the Erikslund shopper centre housing the store has been closed, Ikea spokeswoman Anna Pilkrona-Godden said.

She added: "Our thoughts are with those affected."

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Västerås is located about 115km northeast of Stockholm

The attack occured at around 1pm on Monday in the store's homewares department, Aftonbladet reported.