Explosive Device Injures Two People Near Stockholm Subway Station

Explosive Device Injures Two People Near Stockholm Subway Station

Explosive Device Injures Two People Near Stockholm Subway Station

Police in Sweden say a man has been seriously injured after an explosion at a Stockholm subway station.

A woman aged 45 was also hurt, suffering facial injuries, police said.

Police checked in and around the station after the blast to make sure there were no other explosive devices.

The explosion took place outside of the Varby gard station in Huddinge, a southern suburb of the Swedish capital.

Tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen reported that the blast was thought to have been caused by a hand grenade, but police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson declined to confirm the reports.

Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups.

Originally investigated as a murder, police now do not believe the couple was targeted.

"We had incidents in the 1990s and early 2000s".

Mr Olsson added that it did not appear to have been an act of terrorism.

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

In August 2016, an eight-year-old boy was killed by a grenade thrown into a flat in a working-class area of Gothenburg.

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