Explosion outside Stockholm metro station as 'man picks object up off the floor that "blew up" in his hand'

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  • Man was rushed to hospital and is being treated for his serious injuries
  • Blast took place outside Varby Gard metro station in southern Stockholm

A man has been seriously injured after an explosion blew up in his hand outside a Metro station in Stockholm.

The man was harmed after he picked up a suspicious object outside Varby Gard station in a southern district of the city.

He was taken to hospital where he is now being treated for his severe injuries.

More to follow.