Man killed in explosion at Stockholm station

Two injured in Stockholm subway station explosion

The explosion took place just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district that is part of greater Stockholm. The couple had been cycling past the device when the man stopped to investigate it. "The woman who was with the man was several meters behind him", police officer Lars Alvarsjo told Swedish Television.

Numerous illegal hand grenades found in Sweden are being imported from former Yugoslav nations, he said. "This is totally unacceptable", Alvarsjo said.

"It is too early to say".

The seriously injured person was reported to be a man in his 60s.

Police declined to confirm that report, for which the newspaper named no sources.

A woman aged 45 was also hurt, suffering facial injuries, police said.

Although some media said that the object was a hand grenade, the police have not confirmed that information or the possibility that it was a terrorist act.

Police patrols will remain in the area throughout Sunday night and Monday, with the municipality offering crisis counseling to local residents.

So far, police did not say whether the explosion was a terror-related incident.

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