Suspect detained after police detonate ‘bomb-like device’ in central Oslo
Suspect detained after police detonate ‘bomb-like device’ in central Oslo (PHOTO, VIDEO)
Norwegian police evacuated a large area in Gronland neighborhood in downtown Oslo after a suspected explosive device was discovered late on Saturday. Police carried out a controlled explosion of the device and have detained a suspect.
The detained individual is being questioned as a suspect, Oslo police service said on its official Twitter page.
Police have conducted a controlled detonation of the suspicious object, police spokesman Svein Arild Jørundland told VG, adding that at the moment it is unknown whether the device actually contained any explosive elements.
MORE: Blast appeared to be more powerful than expected in case of an ordinary detonation - #Oslo police https://t.co/uRZzadScxWpic.twitter.com/QrFjr9MFe9— RT (@RT_com) April 9, 2017
However, he noted that the blast appeared to be more powerful than expected in case of an ordinary detonation, adding that bomb disposal experts have been examining the aftermath of the explosion.
Eyewitnesses reported that a large number of police cars and ambulances were called to the area.
Police in #Oslo have sealed off a big part of Oslo city centre, one person remains in custody. A lot of police. Oslo on alert. pic.twitter.com/VlD0Iq97wM— Breaking News (@BreakingNLive) 8 апреля 2017 г.
Police earlier said on Twitter that they believe the device “does not have a huge potential for injuries.”
Oslo. Alarm bombowy, 1 os zatrzymana pic.twitter.com/IsAKhdG76U— Wojciech Szewko (@wszewko) 8 апреля 2017 г.
The suspiciously-looking item was found near a bridge on Grønlandsleiret, one of the Norwegian capital’s main streets, Jørundland told VG, adding that a bomb squad has been dispatched to the scene.
@oslopolitiops Politiet har sperret av ca. to kvartaler i Grønlandsleiret etter funn av «bombelignende gjenstand». Rolig på stedet, t-banestasjonen åpen. pic.twitter.com/0QP292tzia— Harald S. Klungtveit (@Klungtveit) 8 апреля 2017 г.
Politi med tohåndsvåpen på stedet har stengt brua over Grønlandsleiret for fotgjengere fordi «det ikke er trygt» og «en mulig bombe». pic.twitter.com/uYNaJjDmRP— Harald S. Klungtveit (@Klungtveit) 8 апреля 2017 г.