Norwegian police to revoke emergency carrying of arms at midnight

Police gunPhoto: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB
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The Police Directorate will revoke the temporary armament of the police in Norway. The police were armed after the incident at Bislett in Oslo on Tuesday.

“This is a thorough process that we go through, where the need for armament is assessed continuously. 

“As the case has now been better clarified, armament is no longer considered necessary, and it will be revoked with effect from midnight,” police chief Benedicte Bjørnland stated.

The police were armed all over the country because they were facing a serious and unresolved situation in connection with the knife attack at Bislett in Oslo on Tuesday.

The Norwegian Police Directorate writes that they have established procedures when such incidents occur, where, among other things, efforts are initiated to obtain, analyze, and assess information from both the police and PST related to the incident.

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

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