Stockholm metro station explosion kills one and injures another


One person died and another was slightly hurt after an explosion outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, police said. A man in his 60s died in hospital from his injuries after, according to witnesses, “he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded,” Sven-Erik Olsson, a police spokesman, told AFP.

A 45-year-old woman suffered facial injuries, police said. The blast occurred on Sunday morning at Varby Gard station in Huddinge, south of the Swedish capital. Police cordoned off the station and the square where the explosion happened as the bomb squad moved in to investigate. The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade. “It is too early to say. Technicians are still working on it. Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted,” said Olsson, who added there was nothing to suggest an act of terrorism.(theguardian)…[+]