When is a "controlled" explosion not a "controlled" explosion? When it does this!
A Swedish police warehouse building in Linköping was destroyed after the bomb squad detonated a motorbike filled with explosives.
The moped containing what has been described as some form of plastic explosive covered with nails was discovered on Monday afternoon by officers in a stolen property room, and led to the evacuation of around 170 personnel from the area, Swedish broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports.
Following the evacuation, the Swedish bomb squad was called in to make a controlled detonation of the explosives but, according to Sveriges Radio, something went wrong with the operation and a much larger blast than expected took place.
Police spokesman Erik Terneborn admitted that the detonation, “did not go quite as one had hoped” but said the officers had taken such a scenario into account when they evacuated the area.
The building was totally demolished and windows in nearby properties largely destroyed, but no injuries to officers or civilians have been reported.
There's more at the link.
Linköping seems to have a high explosive problem at the moment. Another explosion there in June blew out the windows of an apartment block and caused extensive damage.
An examination of the city's immigrant statistics suggests a possible explanation, much as parts of Malmo have been described by police as "especially vulnerable" due to drug-dealing and gang violence. Swedish media are, of course, particularly prone to political correctness, so they seldom admit that most of that sort of problem is driven by "refugees" and "immigrants", even though it's common knowledge among Swedes and the subject of frequent controversy.
Must be those rampaging Swedish Lutherans, I suppose . . .