Security threat level raised in Norway in the wake of Oslo bomb scare

Security threat level raised in Norway in the wake of Oslo bomb scare

Norwegian police raised the security threat level following the discovery of an explosive device in central Oslo late on Saturday.

A 17-year-old Russian citizen, who had lived in Norway since 2010 and had applied for asylum, was a suspect in the case and was in custody, police said on Sunday, after they set off a controlled explosion of a “bomb-like device” on Saturday night.


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The suspect has denied any guilt, his lawyer told tabloid Verdens Gang. The risk of an attack taking place in Norway has been raised to “probable” from “possible,” Benedicte Bjoernland, head of the police security service (PST), said, adding that the new threat level will be in place for two months.