Two people injured in Stockholm metro station explosion

Two people injured in Stockholm metro station explosion

Two people injured in Stockholm metro station explosion

A man in Stockholm picked up a suspected hand grenade from the ground and it detonated in his hand Sunday, killing him and injuring his companion, Swedish police said.

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

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

According to the Aftonbladet newspaper, the item was a hand grenade, but that has not been confirmed.

Swedish police could not immediately confirm the death.

A woman in her mid 40s was also taken to hospital, but her injuries were not described, local media reports. "Nothing indicates that the (inju-red) couple were targeted", said Olsson, adding there was nothing to suggest terrorism.

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

The area where the explosion took place was cordoned off while investigators scoured the scene around the Varby Gard station, Efe quoted police as saying.

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