Several people arrested in connection with murder of anti-Islamization activist in Kristiansand

Dan-Eivind LidPhoto: Geir Olsen / NTB
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The police arrested several people in connection with the investigation of the murder of Dan Eivind Lid in Kristiansand, according to Norwegian Broadcasting’s (NRK) ​​sources.

NRK reports that a breakthrough in the investigation occurred. 

At 2:00 PM, the police in Agder held a press conference in connection with the investigation.

Three people arrested

Three people have been arrested in connection with the investigation of the murder of Dan Eivind Lid in Kristiansand, the police confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

“The investigation has led to three people being arrested. One was arrested yesterday, and two were arrested today. All three are charged with murder or complicity in murder,” police attorney Morten Formo in Agder police district said during the press conference.

They are all known to the police from the past to varying degrees, and two of them have been convicted before.

“It is too early to say anything about the motive, but there is nothing in the investigation so far that indicates that the action was politically motivated,” Formo said.

He also said that they have not finished the accused’s interrogation and that more interrogations of witnesses will take place.

Found dead on October 3

Dan Eivind Lid, who was active in the anti-Islamization organization “Stop the Islamization of Norway” (SIAN), was found dead in his apartment in Kristiansand on October 3. 

Two days later, the police said they believe Lid was killed.

On Thursday last week, the police said that they wanted to get in touch with the driver and any passengers in a car that was driving in the innermost part of Suldalsveien, not far from Lid’s apartment, in the direction of Kjerrane just before 5 o’clock on Saturday, October 3.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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