Sweden: Serious Injuries Reported After Hand Grenade Explosion at Stockholm Metro

Police at the scene of the incident

One person died and another was slightly hurt Sunday in a blast outside a metro station in a Stockholm suburb, which police said did not appear to be a terrorist attack.

A woman in her mid 40s was also taken to hospital, but her injuries were not described, local media reports.

"Nothing indicates that the (injured) couple were targeted", said Olsson, adding there was nothing to suggest an act of terrorism.

An object now believed to be a hand grenade blew up after a 60-year-old man picked it up from the ground, leaving him in a serious condition.

"Someone has used some type of explosive material", Lars-Ake Stevelind, a rescue official, told Swedish television station SVT.


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

"It is too early to say".

The three biggest cities in Sweden, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmo, have seen several violent gang-related incidents in the past few years.

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

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