Stockholm explosion leaves two injured, police say no terror link

A man was killed and a woman injured in an explosion on Sunday outside a metro station in Stockholm, Sweden, police said.

He died after being taken to hospital and a 45-year-old woman also suffered minor wounds to her face and both legs.

"According to information, the injured man picked up an object from the ground", confirmed a police spokesman.

Police at the scene of the incident.

A man in Stockholm died after he picked up a suspected hand grenade from the ground which detonated in his hand, Swedish police said.

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

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

"It is too early to say", Mr Olsson said.

According to a Swedish police report published past year, Sweden is the European country where criminal gangs use the most grenades, often from stocks from the former Yugoslavia.

  • Rogelio Becker