Police defuse explosive device at refugee centre in Sweden

Police defuse explosive device at refugee centre in Sweden

A device found at a refugee centre has been defused (Stock image)

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Police in Sweden have defused an explosive device which was discovered at a refugee centre in Sweden.

The device was defused late on Wednesday night after an employee found the object, RT reported.

Those living in the camp in Gothenburg were evacuated from the area and it was cordoned off, whilst experts assessed the situation.

Local media reports that an investigation is now taking place into the incident, but no arrests have yet been made.

Peter Adlersson, a spokesperson for the local police force, said there were around 140 people living at the camp, however many were out at the time.

All were allowed to return after the explosive experts defused the object. 

Earlier this month local media claimed gangs of migrants meant police were on constant alert.

Police had to enforce special measures due to threatening behaviour from the gangs towards shoppers and business owners, according to Expressen.