Police increase terror threat level after shooting in Oslo

The police intelligence service, PST, raises the terrorist threat from ordinary to extraordinary level.

Zaniar Matapour (42), an Iranian Norwegian, is charged with the murders and terrorist charges after the shooting in central . He has previously been convicted of several offenses and is known to PST.

– PST considers the shooting in Oslo as an extreme terrorist act.

This is what PST chief Roger Berg says during a press conference in Nydalen at 14.00 today.

The threat level thus goes up from level 3 to level 5, which is the highest level.

The perpetrator has a long history of violence and threats.

PST has known the perpetrator since 2015, with concern that he is radicalized and was part of an extremely Islamist contact network in , says Berg.

Efforts are being made to investigate the degree of ideological motivation behind the attack, and connection to the associated network, the PST chief explains.

Police units are still working on the scene and have questioned 40 witnesses. Large areas in central Oslo are cordoned off.

Oslo Pride canceled

Oslo Pride has been canceled after the terrorist attack. The of the event in Oslo makes the decision after close dialogue with the police.

On Saturday morning, it was decided that Oslo Pride will be canceled on the advice of the police.

Oslo Pride therefore asks everyone who has planned to participate in or watch the parade not to participate. All events in connection with Oslo Pride have been canceled, Oslo Pride writes in a press release.

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Source: The Nordic Page


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