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Man killed by grenade in Stockholm suburb 'thought it was a toy'

Flowers left at the spot where the man was killed. Photo: Tomas Oneborg/SvD/TT

Published: 11.Jan.2018 07:11 hrs

The son of a man killed after picking up a hand grenade in a Stockholm suburb says his father thought the object was a toy.

The 60-year-old man was killed in an explosion at Vårby gård station in southwest Stockholm on Sunday afternoon. He found out the details of how it happened after talking with his dad’s partner, who was present when the grenade exploded.

"She told me that he thought it was a toy and picked it up. Then it detonated," the son told tabloid Aftonbladet.

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