Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast

Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast

Citing Swedish newspapers, several reports suggest the explosive device was a hand grenade.

A police spokesman said a man died after picking up an object outside the Varby Gard station in Stockholm.

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

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

Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the Nordic country. The woman suffered injuries to her face.




Police cordoned off the station and the square where the blast happened as the bomb squad moved in to investigate.

The Varby Gard station was cleared on Sunday and the Stockholm subway was partially shut, with replacement buses serving part of the route on the affected line.

Police said fragment damages on the victims and findings at the scene indicated the explosive could be a hand grenade, possibly an old one. Police also called for witnesses to step forward with any information.

It is being reported by local media that the second injured person is a 45-year-old woman.

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