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Fourth suspected device found in Sköndal

Another suspected bomb was found Sunday morning on a street in Sköndal in southern Stockholm. This finding follows last week’s string of discoveries in the same area.

“There was a small, green object by the roadside on Sköndalsvägen,” Ulf Lindgren, an information officer with the Stockholm police, told the TT news agency.

The area was sealed off while bomb technicians retrieved the device for further investigation.

On August 11, the 4-year-old was seriously injured when she discovered a homemade bomb hanging from a shed guttering close to the sand box in the school playground.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested the following Monday, under suspicion for placing the device in the gutter. He will remain detained until September 1st.

During last week, two additional explosive devices were discovered in the same area – one found hanging from a goal on a football field and another found near a playground, only metres away from playing children.

A warning was issued by the police that the public should beware unidentified objects wrapped in green tape and that any new discoveries should be reported immediately.

Police subsequently arrested a second suspect, an 18-year-old man, suspected of working together with the 15-year-old, on Friday.

After a hearing on Saturday he is now remanded into custody on probable cause, the stronger level of suspicion related to aggravated assault.

Prosecutor Åsa Andersson will not elaborate on the evidence against the older teenager.

The 18-year-old’s lawyer says he denies the crime, according to reports in daily newspaper Aftonbladet.

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Denmark suspects two Swedes over explosion at tax authority

Two Swedish citizens are suspected in connection with last week’s explosion at the Danish Tax Agency. One of the two is in police custody.

Denmark suspects two Swedes over explosion at tax authority
Copenhagen Police superintendent Jørgen Bergen Skov addresses the press. Photo: Philip Davali / Ritzau Scanpix

Copenhagen Police superintendent Jørgen Bergen Skov confirmed the arrests to press on Wednesday morning.

“Both individuals are suspected of carrying out the detonation at the Tax Agency,” Skov said.

One man, aged 22, was arrested in Swedish city Malmö on Tuesday and will be extradited to Denmark. Once he reaches Copenhagen he will appear for preliminary court proceedings, which the prosecution will request take place behind closed doors.

Swedish newspaper Kvällsposten reports the 22-year-old has no previous criminal convictions in the country.

The second man, a 23-year-old, is yet to be detained but an international arrest warrant for him has been issued, Skov said.

“During the night, we also searched several addresses in Sweden. We hereby confiscated what we believe to be a car used by the suspects,” he said.

“We have one suspect on the loose, which means we must be careful about what we say, out of consideration for the investigation,” he added.

The superintendent did not add any detail about how police were able to connect the two individuals to the August 6th explosion.

Skov also stressed that police do not believe the tax authority blast to be connected to a similar incident at a police station in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro neighbourhood in the early hours of Saturday.

“There is nothing to suggest (a connection),” he said.

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