Screenshot of Twitter photo- scene of explosion
A 60 year old man reached down to pick up an object by a Stockholm Metro station on Sunday – the “object” promptly blew up, killing him and injuring a woman nearby. The “object” was reportedly a hand grenade. Police say there is no reason to believe it was terrorism.
Why a 60 year old man – who should have known better- picked up a grenade is unknown. Unexploded ordnance is not something to mess with, IF he knew that it was an explosive in the first place. It was likely an old grenade, many of which have been smuggled into the country. Police in some cities have consistently warned about undetonated hand grenades around the cities.
The incident occurred at Varby Gard Metro station in Stockholm. The adjacent Square was closed for the investigation.
Police do not believe the victims were