Man dies after picking up explosive device outside Stockholm metro station

Trevor Jackson
January 8, 2018

Police also said the man died at the hospital and that the woman was also taken to the hospital and had wounds on her face and both legs. The couple had been cycling past the device when the man stopped to investigate it.

Officers say a 60-year-old man was hurt after picking up an object from the ground which exploded.

Police at the scene of the incident.

"We're suspecting that it's a hand grenade of some sort", Lars Alvarsjo, chief of Stockholm's southern police district, told the Swedish national broadcaster SVT. The report quoted police sources as saying that there was no indication that the explosion was directed against any individuals or property.

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Tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen reported that the blast was thought to have been caused by a hand grenade, but police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson declined to confirm the reports.

"It is too early to say", Mr Olsson said.

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said.

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

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