On Sunday, Swedish press began reporting on an explosion in Stockholm. This was the beginning of a developing story.
At least two people wounded in an explosion at the Varby Gard subway station in Stockholm: Sweden media— Guy Elster (@guyelster) January 7, 2018
Swedish media reports a 60-year-old man has been seriously injured at the Varby Gard subway station in Stockholm after an object he picked up exploded— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) January 7, 2018
Swedish police say a man has died after an object he picked up outside the Varby Gard subway station in Stockholm exploded— Sky News Newsdesk (@SkyNewsBreak) January 7, 2018
Why can’t you just admit this was part of a terrorist act? Live handgrenades don’t just get left on train stations. Report the TRUTH!— Stephen 🇬🇧✂️🇪🇺 (@newvillefan) January 7, 2018
“Man dies after package explodes”— Politically Stripped ™️ (@politstrip) January 7, 2018
No reason to suspect is was terror related??!
C’Mon Sweden!! 🙈
What does it take in Sweden for something to actually be terrorism? #Sweden @PeterSweden7 #Swedish #Stockholm #terrorism #VarbyGard pic.twitter.com/yk2jJGInCh
Swedish tabloids Aftonbladet and Expressen claimed the device may have been a hand grenade but Mr Olsson dismissed that as speculation. Police were initially investigating the incident as an attempted murder, but later said there was no reason to believe that the couple was targeted. Mr Olsson also said nothing indicated that terrorism was involved.
Our thoughts are with Stockholm.