Norway attack: Mass shooting suspect 'radicalised Islamist' - as terror threat raised to highest level

6/25/2022 8:35:00 PM

'There was a lot of screaming.' Norway has raised its terror alert to the highest level after a shooting left two dead during Oslo's Pride week. Latest here:

'There was a lot of screaming.' Norway has raised its terror alert to the highest level after a shooting left two dead during Oslo's Pride week. Latest here:

Security services raise the country's terror alert to the highest level of 'extraordinary' and police will now carry guns following the armed rampage, which killed two people, wounded more than 20 and led to the cancellation of the city's Pride parade.

Police lawyer Christian Hatlo said the suspect's criminal record included a narcotics offence and a weapons offence for carrying a knife.Image:Bili Blum-Jansen, who was in the London Pub, said he fled to the basement to escape the hail of bullets and hid there along with up to 100 other people.

Police said the suspect was arrested in a nearby street a few minutes later and is believed to have acted alone.'There was a lot of screaming'"My first thought was that Pride was the target, so that's frightening."Image:The organisers of Oslo Pride said:"We will soon be proud and visible again, but today we will mark Pride celebrations at home."

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Once again Sky News trying to state Islam and terrorism are one indirectly trying to manipulate minds. No such thing as Islamic terrorism as they are complete opposites. Once again terrorism only being used for a Muslim and terror threat being raised is simply an agenda. Religion of peace...we meet again...

Hollar Snackbar !! This is terrible and scary, but wait until you hear some of the news about US.... it is absolutely terrifying and they actually grow their own terrorists right there, at home! Stop using Islam in the news. It’s like saying Christians are all KKK and all of them represent Christianity 😡

Can't you people see? It's a propaganda! Terrorism equals Islam! Really!? What if the shooter was Christian like in New Zealand? Would the Christians be terrorist? I beg of you people, please try to see the set up! Please Humanity and this so called peaceful religion doesn’t coexists. If anyone wants to know what the difference is between Ukrainian refugees and others from further afield - this is your answer.

Why do they always say,'radicalised'? Like it isn`t really their fault but it`s some baddy who made them do it! Evil is evil, regardless of which religion it is. It just seems there seems to be more from Islam than any other religion in these modern times! Who'd have thought

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Gunman Kills 2 During Oslo Pride Festival in 'Terror Act'A gunman opened fire in Oslo’s nightlife district early Saturday, killing two people and leaving more than 20 wounded in what the Norwegian security service called an “Islamist terror act” during the capital’s annual LGBTQ Pride festival Some of these people who attack are gay themselves but dare not admit it I’m confused. I thought mass shootings only happened in America? Don’t they have gun laws over there? Peaceful community spreading peace everywhere

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Two dead and 14 injured after shooting at gay bar in NorwayA man has been arrested after two people were killed and more than a dozen injured in a mass shooting in Oslo. A city official confirmed the incident was being investigated as an act of terrorism. A very sad day. All life is sacred. Whoever it was that carried out this heinous act should be punished, disavowed and shunned by all. The killing of innocents, any innocents, for whatever reason, is truly abhorrent.

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Norway Acting PST chief Roger Berg described the rampage as an"extreme Islamist terror act.People all over the town have been displaying rainbow flags and bunting Did Lucy find this to be the case in Oakham? "I think it's true of lots of places," she said..is an opportunity to celebrate individuality, express the way you want to be seen, and appreciate what makes everyone different, so it makes sense that makeup is involved.

" He said the man, who was detained shortly after the attack, had a"long history of violence and threats" as well as mental health issues. Police lawyer Christian Hatlo said the suspect's criminal record included a narcotics offence and a weapons offence for carrying a knife." But she also found a lot of support for her idea and was instantly contacted by the group's founder - Abii Lavery - who was also keen to start a Pride event in the town. "Our overall assessment is that there are grounds to believe that he wanted to cause grave fear in the population," he added. Eleven others had minor injuries. The shooting started at about 1am local time, with victims gunned down inside and outside the London Pub, a popular bar among the LGBT+ community, as well as in the surrounding streets and at another city centre bar. This included getting permission to hold some of the festivities within the grounds of Oakham Castle, organising food, drink and entertainment, overseeing health and safety and charting the route of the town's first Pride march which will take place at 11:45 BST. Image: Norway's Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Norway's Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere visit the scene of the shooting 'People were very, very scared' Bili Blum-Jansen, who was in the London Pub, said he fled to the basement to escape the hail of bullets and hid there along with up to 100 other people.

"Many called their partners and family, it felt almost as if they were saying goodbye. They also forged links with organisers of existing Pride events to get tips and advice. He said the agency, known by its Norwegian acronym PST, first became aware of the suspect in 2015 and later grew concerned he had become radicalized and was part of an unspecified Islamist network. Others helped calm down those who were extremely terrified," he told Norwegian TV. "I had a bit of panic and thought that if the shooter or shooters were to arrive, we'd all be dead. "It's been a crazy, crazy ride because there was so much to do," she said. There was no way out. One of the shootings happened outside the London Pub, a bar popular with the city’s LGBTQ community, just hours before the parade was set to begin." Police said the suspect was arrested in a nearby street a few minutes later and is believed to have acted alone. "There's been so much support for it.

Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 0:19 'There was a lot of screaming' Two weapons, including a fully automatic gun, were found at the scene, they added. Marcus Nybakken, 46, who had left the bar shortly before the shooting and returned later to help, said:"Many people were crying and screaming, the injured were screaming, people were distressed and scared - very, very scared. One such challenge came from the minority who opposed the event. “Had we been over 18 yesterday, we would have been there and we could have died,” Bolstad said. "My first thought was that Pride was the target, so that's frightening." Journalist Olav Roenneberg of public broadcaster NRK said he was in the area at the time and saw a man arrive with a bag, take out a gun and start to shoot. "It felt quite nasty. "Then I saw windows breaking and understood that I had to take cover," he added. Police attorney Christian Hatlo said the man was being held on suspicion of murder, attempted murder and terrorism, based on the number of people targeted at multiple locations.

Image: Two weapons were found at the scene 'We must stand together' The organisers of Oslo Pride said:"We will soon be proud and visible again, but today we will mark Pride celebrations at home. "I can accept it might not be everyone's cup of tea but people don't have to come along." However, several thousand people began a spontaneous march in the city centre, waving rainbow flags. Some of those who took part in the march, which converged on the London pub, chanted in English:"We're here, we're queer, we won't disappear. "If anything, it shows the importance of having a Pride event. “We have to look closer at that, we don’t know yet,” he said." Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre described the attack as"a cruel and deeply shocking on innocent people". King Harald of Norway said he and the royal family were devastated by the attack." As the day of Oakham's first Pride has neared, Lucy said it has become far bigger than even she realised it would.

"We must stand together and defend our values: freedom, diversity and respect for each other," the 85-year-old monarch said. He picked up a weapon and started shooting,” Roenneberg told NRK. The Nordic country of 5. Up to 400 people, from Oakham and beyond, are expected to attend the event, which is due to be opened by local MP Alicia Kearns.4 million people has lower crime rates than many Western countries, though it has seen hate-motivated shootings, including when far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in 2011. Related Topics . "It's been a true labour of love but I wouldn't want it any other way.” Another witness, Marcus Nybakken, 46, said he saw a lot of people running and screaming and thought it was a fistfight.