Man sentenced to 12 years of preventive detention for sending letter bomb to Lillestrøm police station

Ski Akershus police stationPhoto: Freddie Larsen / NTB
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A man has been sentenced in Follo District Court to twelve years of preventive detention for terrorism-bombing and three attempted murders after sending a letter-bomb to the police in 2018.

The minimum term is set at eight years. 

“The package contained an explosive device (bomb) designed to detonate when the package was opened. He sent the bomb to kill or seriously injure police officers and inflict major property damage,” the indictment said.

The package was addressed to Lillestrøm police station but ended up at the police post office at Follo police station, which is a common reception for the entire Eastern Police District, on December 5. 

An employee suspected that something was wrong, and the bomb squad quickly arrived at the scene. 

They chose to neutralize the object by firing shots at it.

Attempted murder

The man was also convicted for the attempted murder of three women who worked in the mailroom at Follo police station.

“A DNA profile identical to the defendant’s was found on the lid of the bomb box, on the clip that held the wires, on the spray cans, and the bubble wrap,” the verdict noted.

The man denied criminal guilt for the terrorist bombing and said in court that he had not sent the letter bomb to the police.

He was also found guilty in eight cases of damage to Nedre Romerike district court.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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