Norwegian emergency services report hectic New Year’s night

New Year Eve - BjørvikaPhoto: Ørn E. Borgen / NTB
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The police have not been notified of serious accidents related to the New Year celebration between Friday and Saturday, but there have been several serious incidents of violence.

In Oslo, there have been some minor fires in rubbish bins but no serious fireworks incidents.

“There have been a number of cases of unresponsible use of fireworks, but we have not been notified of fireworks incidents in which people were seriously injured,” operations manager Gjermund Stokkli in the Oslo Police District noted.

The most serious case in Oslo was a stabbing incident in an apartment at Sinsen at 4 o’clock. As a result, a man in his 30s was hospitalized with serious but not life-threatening injuries. A man in his 50s was arrested on the spot.

In Trondheim, the police have had a relatively quiet night, apart from a fire in a building in Kongens gate in the city center. The fire was quickly extinguished.

“There have been some reports, but it was not even close to what we have experienced in previous years,” operations manager Trond Volden in Trøndelag Police District told NTB.

Serious incident in Haugesund

At Tjøme, two men in their 20s were injured in a violent incident, and one was hospitalized. A suspected perpetrator has been arrested in the case.

In Haugesund, a “serious incident of violence” took place, according to the police.

“Two people were arrested near the scene shortly after the police arrived. The two have been charged with murder and complicity in murder, respectively,” police attorney Fredrik Martin Soma said on Sunday.

In Fauske in Nordland, a police patrol was attacked when they intervened to end a party. A police officer was attacked. Two men in their 20s were arrested on the spot.

The police in Møre og Romsdal reported a relatively quiet night.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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