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Norway Police Defuse Explosive Device in Oslo
Norway Police Defuse Explosive Device in Oslo

Norway Police Defuse Explosive Device in Oslo

Norway Police Defuse Explosive Device in Oslo

Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo said they neutralized an explosive device found in a busy area of downtown Oslo late Saturday night and said they had arrested a suspect.
Police Chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the device, initially described as “bomb-like”, was an explosive. The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralized, AP reported.
Police would not give any details about the suspect, or further information about the device.
Pedersen said the device was found on the street just outside the Groenland underground station and police swept through the area to remove people from bars and restaurants.
Norway was put on high alert after neighboring Sweden suffered a truck attack in the capital that killed four people and injured 15. The suspect in Friday’s attack, a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan, has been arrested. It was unclear whether he was also a Swedish citizen or resident or even how long he had been in the country.
The Norwegian incident happened less than a mile from the government buildings that were damaged in a deadly bomb attack carried out by rightwing extremist Anders Breivik in 2011. That bomb and a subsequent gun massacre killed a total of 77 people.

 

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