Stockholm man dies after picking up object near subway that detonated in his hand – National

Swedish national broadcaster SVT says a man has died after he picked up an unidentified object from the ground near a subway station in Stockholm that detonated in his hand.

Swedish police could not immediately confirm the death.

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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.

He says a woman with the man received minor wounds to her face and both legs from the blast. Police are examining the object.

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The incident took place just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge – a residential district that is part of greater Stockholm – about 11 a.m., said Stockholm region police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson.

“The man was seriously hurt injured after he picked up something from the ground and this device exploded,” Olsson said, adding that experts were examining the object.

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The Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen claimed the device may have been a hand grenade but Olsson dismissed that as speculation.

The man, in his 60s, was rushed to hospital with serious injuries while the woman, in her mid-40s, received “minor wounds” to face and both legs, Olsson said.

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