March 17, 2018

Two injured in Stockholm subway station explosion

08 January 2018, 03:57 | Kara Nash

Two injured in Stockholm subway station explosion

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A man in Stockholm died after he picked up a suspected hand grenade from the ground which detonated in his hand, Swedish police said.

"These two people cycled past the object and stopped to see what was on the ground".

"It is too early to say".

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. A woman sustained minor injuries to her legs and face.

Police declined to confirm that report, for which the newspaper named no sources.

Police activity near Varby Gard metro station
Police activity near Varby Gard metro station

One person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist attack.

The underground station of Varby Gard s on the Red Line (Roda linjen) on the way to Norsberg in Stockholm's south-west and an adjacent square was closed while police carry out checks, they said in a statement.

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

Police patrols will remain in the area throughout Sunday night and Monday, with the municipality offering crisis counseling to local residents.

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