Man killed in 'grenade' explosion on Stockholm metro

Pauline Gross
January 8, 2018

A man has died after picking up what police believe was a hand grenade outside a subway station in southern Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, Swedish Television reported on Sunday.

"The man was seriously hurt injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded", said Stockholm police spokesperson Sven-Erik Olsson, according to the Independent.

Daily newspaper Aftonbladet said it was thought to have been a hand grenade. The report quoted police sources as saying that there was no indication that the explosion was directed against any individuals or property.

A woman sustained minor injuries to her legs and face.

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Police cordoned off the station and the square where the blast happened as the bomb squad moved in to investigate.

According to a Swedish police report published previous year, Sweden is the European country where criminal gangs use the most grenades, often from stocks from the former Yugoslavia. They added that there were no indications that the incident was related to terror.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area and investigations are taking place.

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