New report: Right-wing extremist arrested outside synagogue in Oslo was carrying knife

Oslo synagoguePhoto: Tore Meek / NTB
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On October 2, the Oslo police arrested a 47-year-old man who participated in a Nazi demonstration five days earlier at Oslo’s synagogue.

On September 28, five neo-Nazis who belong to the Nordic Resistance Movement demonstrated outside the Jewish synagogue in Oslo while the celebration of the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur was taking place.

The following Friday, the synagogue’s security noticed a man who stopped in the street outside the Jewish congregation and behaved strangely, according to e-newspaper Filter Nyheter. 

The police were called. 

Police: The man was carrying a knife

According to the online newspaper, the police patrol that arrived at the scene found a knife on the man.

The police confirmed the arrest but did not want to comment on the link to right-wing extremism or the man’s identity.

“We searched a person outside the synagogue. The search resulted in the discovery of a knife. The person was, therefore, arrested. 

“He was later released, and the case is being followed up within the framework of criminal law as the person carried a knife in a public place,” Morten Reppen, a prosecutor at the Joint Criminal Unit in the Oslo police district, told Filter Nyheter.

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