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Police investigate Gothenburg bomb threat

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08:02 CEST+02:00
Gothenburg police are investigating a bomb threat in the city that has been forwarded by a "reliable source" but remained short on details.

"We are working frenetically to try to clarify it," said police spokesperson Björn Blixter.

There is currently no identified suspect and the threat has not been considered immediate enough to cordon off areas of the city.

"We are not advising against anyone visiting central Gothenburg," said Blixter.

The police learned of the bomb threat on Friday. The warning came, according to police, from a reliable source.

"We are in a situation where we can not rule out the threat being carried out," said Carina Persson at Gothenburg police.

Persson also said that there were no established connections to terrorists or terrorist organizations, information which has also been confirmed by the Security Service (Säpo).

The Security Service raised the terror alert in Sweden to "elevated" due to an increased threat level.

"We then spoke of a specific threat as a reason for why we raised the terror alert. At the moment we have no information which connects this threat to the information regarding a bomb threat in Gothenburg," said Patrik Peter at Säpo on Friday.

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