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The area was sealed off after the bomb alert. Photo: Maria Jansson/Sveriges Radio.
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The area was sealed off after the bomb alert. Photo: Maria Jansson/Sveriges Radio. Photo: Maria Jansson/Sveriges Radio.
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The area was sealed off after the bomb alert. Photo: Maria Jansson/Sveriges Radio. Photo: Louise Andrén Meiton/Sveriges Radio.

Suspected bomb destroyed in Stockholm

A suspected bomb was destroyed by Stockholm's police at on Tuesday night. The suspicious package, plus a letter, was left at a branch of the currency exchange firm Forex by a man who later disappeared, the police told news agency TT.

"We saw it as a serious situation and decided it was better to be safe than sorry" says police commander Mikael Berkesand to TT. "Our bomb disposal experts carried out a controlled detonation a quarter past eleven."

Police sealed off a large area by Stockholm's Skanstull, including the Ringen shopping centre where the Forex branch is located and a major bridge between the island of Södermalm and the south of the city.

Around 40 police were involved in the operation.

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