Swedish police find suspicious object in town hit by blast

Rescue personnel is seen at the site of an explosion in Linkoping, Sweden June 7, 2019 Jeppe Gustafsson/TT News Agency/via REUTERS

An area round a police station in the southern Swedish town of Linkoping was sealed off on Wednesday morning due to a potentially dangerous package-like object, police said, days after an explosion rocked a street there.

Police said a bomb squad would examine the object, but a spokesman said there was nothing to indicate links between the incidents nor any threats related to Wednesday’s object.

On Friday, an explosion on a residential street in Linkoping  damaged several buildings and slightly injured around 20 people.

Swedish police find suspicious object in town hit by blast

There have been several cases in recent years of explosives used in suspected gang-related attacks, and police are investigating whether Friday’s blast was connected to local criminal groups.

The area sealed off in Linkoping includes a district court and the Swedish National Forensic Centre.