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Blast rips into elderly couple's home

TT/The Local · 9 Jun 2009, 07:19

Published: 09 Jun 2009 07:19 GMT+02:00

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The couple escaped the incident without injury, but a door and wall of their home were destroyed.

No arrests have yet been made in connection with the explosion.

Police received a call about the explosion shortly have 1.30am Tuesday morning, and a neighbour told the TT news agency that he was awakened by the blast.

“But we didn’t realized it was an explosion; we thought it was something else,” he said.

Police are remaining tight-lipped about the incident, refusing to comment on whether the investigation is heading in a specific direction.

“We certainly have theories, but we don’t want to speculate publicly,” Skåne county police spokesperson Martin Carlsson told TT.

Carlsson also refused to discuss what type of explosives were placed outside the front door of the couple’s home by one or several people.

“We have a pretty good idea but we aren’t saying anything,” said Carlsson, although he did confirm that the explosives caused the powerful blast.

The area around the house, which is in the Hofterup district near Löddeköpinge, has been blocked off as forensic investigators continue to search for clues.

According to Carlsson, police have interviewed the couple who lives in the house, their neighbours, and others.

“We going through all the information carefully and quietly,” he said, adding that he didn’t want to reveal what had come up during the interviews.

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“But we’re casting a pretty wide net in the investigation. We view the incident very seriously and are doing everything we can to get some clarity on what happened.”

Currently, police have labeled the act as a case of suspected devastation endangering the public, a crime which puts someone’s life or health in danger, or causes comprehensive damage to one’s property.

Penalties for the crime range from two to eight years.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

10:54 June 9, 2009 by Nemesis
What sort of wtisted animal attacks an eldery couple like this?
16:10 June 9, 2009 by dtes
yeah why would someone do that? looks like someone pissed someone off, i hope they had a legitimate reason for this? legitimate reason? there is NO LEGITIMATE REASON TO BOMB SOMEONES HOUSE! but as we see it being normalized via the media everyday with them bringing it into ALL of our homes, one shouldnt be surprised when they hear an explosion. i still say its time to pull the plug on the tv before it kills us ALL!
21:11 June 9, 2009 by iddqd

that rather looks like a fire crackers work rather than a "bomb". obviously there is nothing more spectacular to write about?

one polish firecracker and every housedoor would look like this. what now? spy on all people because they're potential "terrorists".

just the title of the story made me laugh and waiting in joy what "scandal" might have happened again:-)

very entertaining!
02:29 June 12, 2009 by jimmyjames
A bomb ? Are you serious ? All I see is a broken window, some scratches on the door, and the window frame mucked up a bit. In my mind even a very small bomb ( a device that honestly merits the noun, " bomb " ) would have blown out the wall, the door, ect. This device did not even have sufficient power to completely blow out the entire window. I'm thinking it looks exactly like an " M-80" explosion. ( An M-80 is an oversized, jumbo, firecraker available in alot of states in the USA. Used during fireworks displays.) A bomb ? Maybe, I guess, in Sweden.
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