Swedish newspaper targeted in bomb threat

A Swedish newspaper was forced to evacuate its offices on Saturday evening after receiving an anonymous bomb threat by email.

The threat, which was sent at about 9:30pm on Saturday, warned that an attack would take place at the paper’s Nykoping offices. It contained specific instructions relating to the newspaper’s reporting on a bomb attack on an apartment in the eastern city on 2 March in which two people were killed. The email warned that the newspaper’s offices would be bombed if the demands weren’t met.

The police bomb squad were at the office between 2:00am and 5:00am on Sunday morning to secure the building before eventually confirming that no suspicious items were found. However, Sormland police spokesman Mikael Ericson said at the time that they would continue their surveillance of the building.

A man was arrested following the bombing in the Brandkarr neighbourhood on 2 March in which two 27-year-old men were killed. The suspect has admitted that he knew the victims but insists he was not involved in the attack.