Bomb technicians were dispatched to the home of Swedish artist Lars Vilks, who has previously received death threats after depicting the prophet Muhammad as a dog, for what turned out to be a false alarm.

Police were called around 3.30pm with reports that a suspicious object had been found in the yard of the artist's home.

"We can't rule out that it's something dangerous and that's why we've called the bomb experts to the scene," Skåne County police spokesman Nils Norling told the local Helsingborg Dagbladet (HD) newspaper.

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