Several injured have been hospitalized

Two folks have been killed and about 20 have been injured on Saturday evening when a person opened fireplace on friends at a bar in central Oslo. He then went on to a common homosexual bar to proceed capturing.

The perpetrator might be arrested shortly after the police have been alerted to the scene, after he was stopped by folks on the spot.


Initially, about ten of the injured have been handled in hospital, however on Sunday a number of of them have been capable of be discharged, in line with the police. None of the victims have life-threatening accidents.

At the identical time, the investigation continues with full pressure, the police write in a press launch. Among different issues, they work with analyzing movies from the occasion, listening to witnesses and investigating digital tracks.

“The suspect’s background and acquaintances are an important part of the investigation. Another important part is to clarify whether the suspect may have collaborated with others about the shooting in Oslo,” the police write.

Interrogation with the person will resume on Sunday.

The arrested man is in his 40s, a Norwegian citizen with an Iranian background and residing in Oslo. He is suspected of homicide, tried homicide and terrorist crime and, in line with the safety police, has connections to excessive Islamist networks in Oslo.

He has been identified by the safety police since 2015, and in line with the police, he has beforehand additionally had psychological issues.

Talked to PST

In May this yr, the Norwegian Security Police (PST) spoke with the person, as he had proven curiosity in statements that have been perceived as violations of Islam.

– It was not thought of in these conversations that the perpetrator had intentions of violence, however PST is conscious that the perpetrator has had challenges associated to psychological well being, stated Børge Enoksen on the Oslo Police at a press convention on Saturday.

The capturing is taken into account an Islamist terrorist act by PST, which has raised the terrorist risk stage to a most of 5 in Norway attributable to an “extraordinary terrorist threat situation”.

During the week, the delight celebration occurred in Oslo and certainly one of the bars the place the capturing occurred, London Pub, is a well known homosexual bar. The police state that there may be purpose to suspect that it’s a hate crime, but additionally say that a number of doable motives are being investigated.

The police will maintain a brand new press convention at 2 pm on Sunday.

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