January 4, 2018 / 5:22 PM / a year ago

Emailed threat closes southern Swedish university on Monday

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Malmo University in the south of Sweden informed students and teachers on Thursday it would be closed on Monday due to a threat emailed to the university.

The university said on its website the threat was serious and targeted Jan. 8 specifically. It gave no further details but said the police had launched a preliminary criminal investigation.

The police were not immediately available for comment.

On April 7 last year a man drove a truck into people on a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, killing five. He later confessed to committing an act of terrorism.

Reporting by Anna Ringstrom; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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