Explosive Device Injures Two People Near Stockholm Subway Station

Katrina Barker
January 8, 2018

A man in his 60s died in hospital after "he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded", police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson told AFP.

A report in 2017 showed that Sweden has come to rival crime-ridden Mexico for grenade attacks since the onset of the migrant crisis, with the problem growing so acute that a hand grenade amnesty has been proposed.

The explosion took place outside of the Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb of the Swedish capital.

"These two people cycled past the object and stopped to see what was on the ground". "I don't dare imagine what would have happened if one or several children had found the hand grenade".

"It is too early to say", Mr Olsson said. A woman sustained minor injuries to her legs and face.

Police checked in and around the subway station after the blast to make sure there were no other explosive devices.

Police have cordoned off an area outside the entrance to the metro station Varby Gard, and are investigating the incident.

"Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted". Police also called for witnesses to step forward with any information.

A 45-year-old woman was injured in the blast, which police said was not believed to be terror-related.

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