Monday, 22 January, 2018

Stockholm metro station explosion kills one and injures another

BREAKING: Explosion outside major train station causes serious injuries Two injured in explosion at Stockholm subway station
Preston Stone | 10 January, 2018, 09:57

The blast happened at the Varby Gard metro station in the southern district of Stockholm at 11:07am local time (10:07am).

A 60-year-old man reportedly picked up an object from the floor outside the station and it blew up in his hand. Daily newspaper Aftonbladet said it was thought to have been a hand grenade.

The unidentified man in his 60s was taken to a hospital, but later died.

A 45-year-old woman was also injured in the blast.

"The man was seriously injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded", Mr Olsson said, adding that experts were examining the object.

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A police spokesman says there is no reason to believe an explosion at subway station is terrorism-related, reports Sky News.

Swedish police search the area outside Varby Gard metro station, in Stockholm.

A bomb squad was called to the scene to analyse evidence and look for additional explosives. The station and the nearby square have since been closed to the public.

Police patrols have been stepped up in the area.

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