STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- A suspected gas leak in a Stockholm, Sweden, neighborhood turned out to be fermenting herring, fire officials said.
Stockholm fire fighter Bjorn Hornsten told national radio station SR that fire trucks and police vehicles were sent to the neighborhood Saturday after someone reported what smelled like gas in a stairwell.
Instead of a gas leak, emergency crews found surstromming, fermented herring that is a foul-smelling, traditional Swedish delicacy, and herring fermenting parties are held in the fall, Swedish news agency TT reported.
"I guess somebody didn't know what surstromming smells like," police officer Sven-Erik Olsson said.
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