Swedish police shoot ‘threatening’ man at Malmo central station

Police offices attend the scene after police shot and wounded a man at Malmo central station, Sweden, Monday June 10, 2019. (AP)
Updated 10 June 2019

Swedish police shoot ‘threatening’ man at Malmo central station

STOCKHOLM: Swedish police on Monday shot and injured a man at the central station in Malmo, in southern Sweden, after he exhibited "threatening behaviour", law enforcement said.
The station in downtown Malmo, a major hub for regional rail traffic, was evacuated in the wake of incident. There were no other injuries reported apart from the man fired upon. He had been taken to hospital by ambulance, police said in statement.
A police spokesman did not explain what constituted the man's behaviour but said its bomb squad was investigating the area, adding it was too early to say whether the event was terror-related or not.
"We are investigating if this is an isolated event, what intent this man may have had, and if he is alone," police spokesman Calle Persson said.
Persson said no explosives had been found so far but that the search of the premises continued. "We still don't know who this person is and we are working to find that out," he added.
Malmo police said it was increasing its presence at public places across the sea-side town of just over 300,000 people. "This presence will remain in place until police know more about the incident at the central station," police said.
Railway traffic to and from the station had been suspended due to the shooting, the regional and national train operators said separately. 


Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

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Volkswagen to pay up to $87 million in Australia for scandal

  • The settlement was announced in the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday
  • Volkswagen said in a statement that it made no admission of liability in the settlement

CANBERRA, Australia: Volkswagen and a law firm say the German automaker has agreed to pay up to 127 million Australian dollars ($87 million) to settle an Australian class action stemming from its 2015 diesel emissions scandal.

The settlement was announced in the Federal Court in Sydney on Monday and has yet to be approved by a judge. Maurice Blackburn law firm says Volkswagen will pay between AU$87 million and AU$127 million, depending on how many owners of the affected 100,000 vehicles sold in Australia join the class action.

Volkswagen said in a statement that it made no admission of liability in the settlement. Volkswagen has paid 30 billion euros ($33.5 billion) in fines and civil settlements around the world after it installed software on diesel vehicles to cheat on emissions tests.