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The police shoot a man who threatens passengers with & # 39; a suspicious item & # 39; at the Swedish train station

The man who screams & # 39; I have a bomb & # 39; is shot by the police at Malmo train station in Sweden

  • Police officers opened fire on the man after he & # 39; threatening behavior & # 39; showed
  • The central station in Malmö, southern Sweden, was evacuated after the shooting
  • A police bomb squadron was sent to a & # 39; suspicious item & # 39; to investigate on the spot

The Swedish police have shot and wounded a man who reportedly threatened to blow up a railway station.

Officers opened fire on the man for & # 39; threatening behavior & # 39; to passengers in Malmö, southern Sweden, the police said.

The station in the center of Malmö, a major hub for regional rail traffic, was evacuated when a bomb crew went to investigate the scene.

One witness said the man had called: & # 39; I have a bomb & # 39 ;.

Swedish police have shot and wounded a man for & # 39; threatening & # 39; passengers at a train station in Malmö (stock photo) when a bomber made a & # 39; suspicious item & # 39; investigated

Swedish police have shot and wounded a man for & # 39; threatening & # 39; passengers at a train station in Malmö (stock photo) when a bomber made a & # 39; suspicious item & # 39; investigated

Reports in the Swedish media said that bomb drain experts had a & # 39; suspicious item & # 39; were investigating in the area.

No other injuries were reported except for the shooting man.

He was treated by emergency services and taken to the hospital, police said in statement.

Members of the public had called the police to warn them of the & # 39; threatening & # 39; man at the station, according to a statement.

Describing what happened, the statement said: & # 39; The police are sent to the site and a situation arises in which the police are forced to shoot at the man.

& # 39; The man is met by the police and then secured. The evacuation of the central station starts and the site is closed. & # 39;

It was too early to say whether or not the event was terrorist-related, the police said, adding that their presence in public places would increase.

& # 39; This presence will continue until the police know more about the event, & they said.

A witness, Dennis Gallagher from New Zealand, told the Swedish newspaper Expresses that a tall man & # 39; excited and loud & # 39; talked to the police.

Two police officers with pistols walked into the station hall and seemed to order the man to lie down, Gallagher said.

He said: & # 39; They screamed at him and came closer and the screams became louder and a shot followed.

& # 39; I thought he was going, but he didn't even hesitate. Then there was another shot and he didn't go down.

& # 39; A scream of screams and he doesn't do what they tell him, and finally a third or fourth shot came and he went down. & # 39;

The man then got up and tried to run to an elevator before the police finally collected him and pushed him down with batons, he said.

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