Swedish museum evacuated after bomb threat

Police say Stockholm's modern art museum has been evacuated because of a bomb threat.

Police spokesman Mats Almquist says a bomb squad was dispatched to the Moderna Museet in the Swedish capital on Tuesday after officers in the southern city of Malmo received the bomb threat in a telephone call.

The threat comes in the wake of demands that Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth resign after participating in an event at the museum that involved several cakes designed by artists, including one depicting the naked body of a black woman.

It was unclear if the bomb threat was related to the exhibition at the art museum.

Earlier in the day, Finnish President Sauli Niinisto visited the museum during a state visit.