Suspect detained after ‘bomb-like device’ discovered, central Oslo evacuated (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Norwegian police have sealed off a large area of the Gronland neighborhood in downtown Oslo after a suspected explosive device was discovered late Saturday. Police said that one person has been detained in connection with the incident.

The detained individual is being questioned as a suspect, Oslo police service said on its official Twitter page.

Eyewitnesses report that a large number of police cars and ambulances have been called to the area.

Police earlier said on Twitter that they believe the device “does not have a huge potential for injuries.”

The suspiciously-looking item was found near a bridge on Grønlandsleiret, one of the Norwegian capital’s main streets, police spokesman Svein Arild Jørundland told VG, adding that a bomb squad has been dispatched to the scene.

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