onEric Melin, Oscar Chau
A loud bang was heard at 2 am in the vicinity of Medborgplatzen in Siedermalm.
Several residents were awakened by the blast, which had to be heard all the way to Higersten.
Police bomb protection was called to the scene.
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– I work from the neighborhood. Usually I'm not afraid, but the whole hotel just shook, says Aftonbladet's witness.
– I've never heard such a loud bang in all my life, all of our windows in the apartment were opened because of the explosion. There is full activity outside, says a witness who lives nearby.
It is still unclear what is activated. A large number of police and rescue services have been deployed.
Many squares across the street have been destroyed.
– We are on site in Nitroggsgatan where there was some form of detonation. A door frame to the entrance to a residential building is located on the street. We are investigating what happened, ”said Christopher Walstrom of the rescue service, who shut down the gas in the building for preventive purposes.
According to a source with transparency in the case, police suspect the blast was caused by an explosive charge. According to the source, pieces of thermos are to be found on the street.
There is no information that anyone was injured.
– We still do not know what hit. We have forwarded the protection of security bombs, says Peter Asp at the police command center.
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