Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast

Man dead and woman injured after Stockholm metro station blast

A man has died after picking up what police believe was a hand grenade outside a subway station in southern Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, Swedish Television reported on Sunday.

The deceased, a 60-year-old man, had been taken to the hospital with serious injuries after an object he picked up off the ground exploded.

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

The man, in his 60s, was taken to hospital but later died, while his companion, a woman in her mid-40s, received minor wounds to her face and both legs, Mr Olsson said. "That's all we know", a local fire service chief told Swedish Television, which also reported that police and medics were at the location.

"It is too early to say".




Police cordoned off the station and the square outside as bomb squad experts moved in to investigate.

The Expressen and Aftonbladet newspapers said the device was a hand grenade.

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

The explosion occurred late on Sunday morning at the Varby Gard station, in Stockholm's south-west.

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