5 injured in industrial building blast near Stockholm

March 27, 2019 GMT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Five people sustained minor injuries when a pre-dawn blast occurred in an industrial area northwest of Stockholm Wednesday.

Stockholm police spokesman Mats Eriksson said the blast took place shortly after midnight Wednesday at an industrial building, shattering its glass windows as well as those at a nearby hotel in Vinsta. A number of cars also suffered damage.

“There is nothing indicating that this is terror. The time at which it happened makes us think that. It could be an accident or something else but not terror,” Eriksson told The Associated Press.

Eriksson said three people received medical treatment on the spot while two others were taken to a local hospital.

The area was sealed off and forensics were at work on the scene.


No arrests have been made.