Two injured in Stockholm subway station explosion

08 January, 2018, 03:40 | Author: Phil Peters
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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 blast happened about 11 a.m. just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district in Greater Stockholm, regional police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said.

Daily newspaper Aftonbladet said it was thought to have been a hand grenade.

He died after being taken to hospital and a 45-year-old woman also suffered minor wounds to her face and both legs.

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According to local media, a 60-year-old man is critical condition, because the device exploded in his hands as he lifted it from the ground.

But police haven't confirmed the exact nature of the explosive device.

On Sunday morning, police searched the area around the station, which was cordoned off as a bomb squad was called in to carry out an investigation.

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. They added that there were no indications that the incident was related to terror.

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