Oslo: 22-year-old man accused of trying to take a gun from the police

Police gunPhoto: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB

A 22-year-old man is accused of grabbing a loaded pistol on a police officer’s belt in Oslo. In another case, a 42-year-old is accused of making a threat to do the same. 

According to the newspaper Avisa Oslo, the first and most serious episode took place in Storgata on March 11 this year.

At the moment, police weapons are always loaded – due to the PST’s assessment that the terrorist threat from extreme Islamism has intensified in Norway – and they are secured with a lock. The 22-year-old did not succeed in getting the pistol out of the holster, the newspaper writes.

The man is charged with violence against the police and attempting to obtain possession of a service weapon or otherwise cause a public official to lose control of his service weapon, as stated in the law.

The second incident took place in Grønland on February 7, when a man allegedly threatened to take the pistol from a police officer and shoot him.

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

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