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Man Dies After Picking Up Explosive Object Outside Of Stockholm Subway Station
4 months ago

On Sunday, Swedish press began reporting on an explosion in Stockholm. This was the beginning of a developing story.

Guy Elster of Israeli-based Walla News offered a little more information:

And finally Sky News stepped in with more details:

Shortly thereafter, they tweeted this tragic news:

Condolences and thoughts for Stockholm rolled in:

And then Guy Elster tweeted another update:

Which many people refused to believe:

Despite speculation from the Twitterverse, the ABC News affiliate in Australia said:

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.

H/T: Twitter, ABC News