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Icicle gunned down in eastern Sweden

When pest control workers were asked to help remove a dangerously long icicle hanging from a building in Norrköping in eastern Sweden, they took the unusual step of shooting it down with a rifle.

Icicle gunned down in eastern Sweden

“We were helping out with getting rid of the icicles in the neighborhood and there was one hanging there that we couldn’t reach,” Per Wernerson, the manager of the company, Anticimex, told local newspaper Norrköpings Tidningar.

“So we decided to use a little creativity. The man that shot it down has passed the hunting license and when he shoots, he hits.”

However the local police were less impressed with the hunter’s sharp shooting abilities.

“Their authorization to shoot does not cover icicles, only vermin, and we’ll have to report this,” said police commissioner Ingemar Sigsjo, adding that there were extenuating circumstances.

“One must not forget at the same time that it was an act of goodwill – there were ugly looking icicles hanging there.”

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Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion

Bomb disposal experts from Sweden's Nationella bombskyddet were called in to secure a number of stores in a building in Norrköping after an explosion in the early hours of Sunday.

Swedish bomb experts secure shops after overnight explosion
Photo: Niklas Luks/TT

Police barriers remained in place in the area on Sunday but were not expected to affect traffic significantly and have since been lifted, with examination of the location completed.

An explosion at the site was reported to police at 4:23am on Sunday, a spokesperson told TT.

“There were a lot of telephone calls to (emergency services) informing us that several people had heard a powerful explosion in central parts of Norrköping,” senior police officer Torbjörn Lindqvist said on Sunday morning.

The explosion is reported to have occurred in a building with several shops, as well as apartments on upper floors.

No information has been given in relation whether damage occurred to any property other than the shop where the explosion occurred.

It is currently unclear what exploded or what caused the blast.

The incident is currently being treated as destruction causing public endangerment (allmänfarlig ödeläggelse).

Nobody is currently under suspicion in relation to the explosion.

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