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Sweden: One dead in Stockholm metro station blast Jan. 7

At least one person killed in explosion at Stockholm (Huddinge) metro station January 7; incident not believed to be terror-related

07 Jan 04:11 PM UTC
TIMEFRAME expected from 1/7/2018, 12:00 AM until 1/7/2018, 11:59 PM (Europe/Stockholm). COUNTRY/REGION Stockholm

Event

At least one person was killed in an explosion reported at a metro station in the Huddinge area of Stockholm on the morning of Sunday, January 7. The incident reportedly occurred at the Varby Gard metro station when the victim picked up an unidentified object, which subsequently detonated, killing him and injuring one other person. Authorities are currently investigating the incident and have stated that they have not yet determined the nature of the device, although unconfirmed reports indicate it may have been a hand grenade. According to police, there is nothing to indicate that the blast was terror-related, nor that either of the two victims were specifically targeted. The Varby Gard metro station was temporarily closed and the surrounding area cordoned off while investigations are ongoing and police sweep the area to ensure there is no further danger; transportation disruptions in the vicinity of the incident are to be expected.

Advice

Individuals present in Stockholm are advised to monitor developments to the situation, to anticipate potential transportation disruptions in the Varby Gard area, and to report any suspicious objects or behavior to the local authorities.

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