2 people injured in explosion outside Stockholm subway

2018-01-07 14:58
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Helsinki – Swedish police say two people have been injured outside a Stockholm subway station after an unidentified explosive device detonated, apparently after someone picked it up from the ground to take a look at it.

Stockholm police told Swedish news agency TT the injured people were a 60-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman, with the man in serious condition.

The explosion took place on Sunday just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district that is part of greater Stockholm.

Officials say the blast is not believed to be terror-related.

Rescue offical Lars-Ake Stevelind told Swedish broadcaster SVT that "someone has used some type of explosive material" for the object and that police are investigating it.

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