Bomb threat: Police shoot man at Malmö central station

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Swedish police shot and injured a man at Malmö's central station shortly after 10 am on Monday, after he said he was carrying bags with weapons and explosives.

Police said the man, who was shot in the leg and taken to hospital, had been showing signs of "threatening behaviour", and that he had said that he had a weapon and explosives in two bags.
 
Bomb squad technicians have taken care of the bags but it is unclear whether they contained any explosives. In the meantime, the central station has been evacuated while a police search continues. All train and bus services to and from the station have stopped completely.

No one else was injured in the incident.

Police spokesperson Ewa-Gun Westford said they had received several calls from the public about the man.

"Several callers, independent of each other, told the same thing. That there was a man at the central station carrying a bag and he had stated that in it he had a bomb," she told news agency TT.
 
The police have said that they have increased their presence in public places as a precaution.

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