Officials added that they did not think anyone else was involved in the incident. The suspect had first attempted to attack officers. Local authorities have sent a crisis group to the scene , composed of seven municipal employees, whose job it is to provide comfort and support during the emergency situation, to look after students and staff. Local media suggested that police is investigating a possible political motive for the attack, the suspect being known to be against rising immigration in the area. Around 400 pupils are understood to be taught at the attacked school, aged between six and 15. Trollhättan is an industrial town in west Sweden with around 50,000 residents. “This is a dark day for Sweden. I am thinking of the victims and their families, pupils and staff, and the whole affected community,” Sweden’s Socia Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven spoke to reporters.