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Explosion rocks Gothenburg police depot

TT/The Local/pvs · 14 Sep 2011, 07:59

Published: 14 Sep 2011 07:59 GMT+02:00

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The building in Tagene on Hisingen is used by Västra Götaland police to store seized vehicles.

The fire was extinguished by around 8pm and the area was cordoned off and the fire is to be investigated.

"But it is far too early to say anything about how it was caused. We have to talk with the emergency services first," said police spokesperson Ulf Edberg to news agency TT.

Edberg confirmed that he was not aware of any prior special surveillance of the property.

No personnel were in the building at the time of the explosion, Västra Götaland police. Neither is anyone reported to have been injured.

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Tagene is area along the E6 motorway with various businesses within retail, but few residences. It however lies close to the troubled neighbourhood of Backa.

TT/The Local/pvs (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:41 September 14, 2011 by wolverine2k
Well, being the first one, I know who bombed the police :). Religion of Peace anybody?
10:57 September 14, 2011 by Tysknaden
Religion of Pieces :-)
11:10 September 14, 2011 by burito
how neighbourhood can be troubled,whats wrong with it.Or there is troubles with inhabitants,so who lives there?..
11:51 September 14, 2011 by securityguy
Absolutely the inhabitants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ship them all back!!!!!!!! This is what they are asking for!
15:22 September 14, 2011 by Scansson
Will there be a 'Sensitivity' training course offered for this as well?
17:00 September 14, 2011 by cupidcub
Where does the religion comes in here ??? You guys are just getting sick.
18:50 September 14, 2011 by Tysknaden
@cupidcup: You think "Religion of Pieces" means Islam? How comes?
19:50 September 14, 2011 by J Jack
It also blew all the toilet seats off! the police are now saying of the evidence, 'we have nothing to go on'.
20:46 September 14, 2011 by Twiceshy
Some angry bird did good job :)
21:47 September 14, 2011 by swedejane
I live in this neighborhood and my opinion is that it is not islamic nutjobs...it's, in fact, organized crime...mostly arabs and eastern europeans. If the police we're smart, which they've proven themselves time and time again to not be, they would approach these gangs as organized crime. I'm tired of seeing my neighborhood in the news every week because of shootings or fires, or having to walk 5km home because the buses are too afraid to go to my bus stop on a friday night.
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