Swedish police officers shot and wounded a man who was banging a bag on the ground and claiming to have a bomb at the Malmo train station Monday.
Police were alerted by other train travelers just after 10 am central European time that an unknown man was behaving in a menacing way at the central station.
One witness, Fernando Valarino, said he was at the station waiting for a train when he saw a tall, bald white man in a dark purple raincoat banging a duffel bag on the ground.
Valarino said the man appeared to be about 30 and “I thought initially that it was a crazy person.” At first he couldn’t make out what the man was saying but then heard him yell “I’ve got a bomb.”
Valarino said he saw station employees remove people from the area before police arrived. “He tried to run, and shots were fired. I definitely heard three shots, but maybe there were four.”
A police spokeswoman admits a bomb squad was deployed to the station.