Man dies after picking up explosive device outside Stockholm metro station

08 January, 2018, 03:55 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
  • Man dies after picking up explosive device outside Stockholm metro station

The man is reportedly seriously injured.

The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed.

Media reports say it happened just outside the Varby Gard underground station in Huddinge, a residential district that is part of greater Stockholm, and that two people have been taken to hospital.

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.

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. "It is surprising they have not detonated earlier", Alvarsjo said.


"Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted", said Olsson, adding there was nothing to suggest an act of terrorism.

Police checked in and around the 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.

Officials say the blast is not believed to be terror-related.

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