The culprit. File photo: Gunnar Lundmark / SvD / SCANPIX

Fire extinguisher causes powder alert

A mysterious white powder caused a major police operation in the Stockholm suburb of Kista on Monday morning.

Two people were taken to hospital after the powder fell on their balcony and they started to get breathing problems and sore eyes.

Police then sealed off the area and fire officers were called to the area to find out what the powder was. The police operation was aborted after the tests, when the powder was shown to have come from a fire extinguisher, reports news agency TT.

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