January 17, Archived Gang-related Incident Alert

January 17, 2023

An incident occurred at 03:23 a.m. on January 17, when an explosive device detonated in front of a restaurant in the area of Nytorget. Nytorget is located on the island of Södermalm, yet on the far end from where our Högalidsgatan housing is.

No one was harmed, and the police sent specialists to examine the area. Part of the area is still blocked off for investigation. No further information has been released as of now.

Similar incidents have happened in the past, which follow a similar pattern and are believed to be part of rivaling criminal gangs trying to intimidate each other. These events have shown clear targeting of particular individuals and have seldomly had direct effect on the public.

You do not need to take any steps as there is no threat against the public in this case. However, we remind you to revisit our information on what to do in case of an emergency as it may differ from the procedures at your home campus. Please familiarize yourself with the steps and the pages.

Also, in order for us to be able to alert you in urgent situations, please make sure to keep your DIS Navigate app notifications on, and register your phone number with us in your DIS Student Registration.

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