Man dies after picking up explosive device outside Stockholm metro station

The explosion happened at Varby Gard station in southwest Stockholm. Pic TV for Sweden

The explosion happened at Varby Gard station in southwest Stockholm. Pic TV for Sweden

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.

The man sustained fatal injuries after he picked up an object, a police spokesman said.

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

Police told news agency TT that the killed man, who was in his 60s, and the injured woman, who is in her 40s, were a couple.

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Alvarsjo said Swedish police have "unfortunately" noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the Nordic country.

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

Police also said the man died at the hospital and that the woman was also taken to the hospital and had wounds on her face and both legs.

Police declined to confirm that report, for which the newspaper named no sources. They added that there were no indications that the incident was related to terror.

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