Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast

SKY News | Published: Sunday 07 January 2018

The man is said to have “picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded”, according to witnesses.

The explosion happened at Varby Gard station in southwest Stockholm. Pic: TV for Sweden


A man has died and a woman been injured after an explosion outside a metro station in Stockholm.

Police said the man, in his 60s, passed away in hospital.

Spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson said he sustained his injures when “according to witnesses he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded”.

A 45-year-old woman suffered facial injuries.

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

“It is too early to say,” Mr Olsson said. “Technicians are still working on it. Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted.”

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