Stockholm station blast: Man dies in 'hand grenade' explosion

Hannah Rogers
January 8, 2018

Swedish police could not immediately confirm the death.

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.

Police told news agency TT that the killed man, who was in his 60s, and the injured woman, who is in her 40s, were a couple.

"This had then exploded and hurt the man seriously".

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

Stockholm station blast: Man dies in 'hand grenade' explosion

A report in 2017 showed that Sweden has come to rival crime-ridden Mexico for grenade attacks since the onset of the migrant crisis, with the problem growing so acute that a hand grenade amnesty has been proposed.

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

The Varby Gard station, on the Red Line in southwest Stockholm, has been closed off for investigation.

Stockholm region police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson says the explosion took place Sunday morning just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge - a residential district in greater Stockholm.

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