The incident began at around 2.30pm when a man walked into a building in Gamla Stan and claimed to have a bomb strapped to his body.
What?!? The swat team have their guns aimed. Look to the left of this pic pic.twitter.com/XdEHb2RZIk— Oliver Gee (@TheUppsalaKoala) June 19, 2014
Police negotiated with the man for several hours, until he eventually gave himself up at around 8pm. He was wearing a singlet, underwear, and socks after police made him strip down in the centre of the street.
Police found no explosives on his body nor inside the building.
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Thursday afternoon saw plenty of confused and curious tourists on the scene, as well as irritated businessmen. Swat teams, ambulances, fire engines, and police were on every corner in the centre of Stockholm's Old Town.
In December 2010, central Stockholm was hit by a suicide bomb attack, although only the bomber was killed.