Buildings cleared after suspect Stockholm bomb
The Local/ms · 12 Sep 2014, 16:13
Published: 12 Sep 2014 16:13 GMT+02:00
UPDATED: Police in Åkersberga in northern Stockholm have told people to leave several buildings in the area after a suspected car bombing on Friday morning that put at least one person in hospital.
Stockholm police say they were called to Åkersberg at around 8am after witnesses spotted a car on fire in a parking lot. Police then cordened off the area.
"It sounded like it was a car bomb. Then there was a child screaming, but when I reached the spot I could not see any injuries," local resident Jens Fjelkestam told the newspaper Expressen.
At lunchtime, officers then started asking people to leave several other buildings located near the car park.
There are reports that police found another suspicious vehicle, which may have contained explosives.
Police told Expressen newspaper that they were working to keep people in the area safe.
Bomb Technicians have arrived at the scene and officers are also using sniffer dogs to search for further possible explosives.
According to the TT news agency, a man in his 30s was injured following the fire early this morning and taken to hospital.
Police have launched an investigation for attempted murder or manslaughter.
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