Norway police find ’bomb-like’ device near subway station; suspect arrested

“You could see cops in heavy armour going in every store and restaurant. “Every restaurant was being closed,” said 23-year-old Malin Myrvold, who witnessed the scene from a fourth-story window.

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The official police Twitter account said one man has been arrested and Police Chief Vidar Pedersen said police were working to disarm it.

It was unclear whether he was also a Swedish citizen or resident or even how long he’d been in the country. Norway was put on high alert after neighbouring Sweden suffered a truck attack in the capital that killed four people and injured 15. The suspect in Friday’s attack, a 39-year-old native of Uzbekistan, has been arrested.

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The official police Twitter account said one man has been arrested and Police Chief Vidar Pedersen said police were working to disarm it. (Fredrik Varfjell /NTB scanpix via AP) An officer works the scene as police cordon off a large area around a subway station on a busy commercial street Saturday night, April 8, 2017, after finding what they described as a “bomb-like” device, in Oslo, Norway.

“We were trying to see what was going on. The police were screaming at us to get back inside and stay where we were,” she added by telephone.

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STAVANGER, Norway — Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo cordoned off large area around a subway station on a busy commercial street Saturday night after finding what they described as a “bomb-like” device.
Pederson said the device was found on the street just outside the Groenland underground station, and police swept through the area to remove people from bars and restaurants.