Western police district has applied for permission to arm police officers who work at Bergen airport, Flesland.
According to the police, the background is a combination of the threat picture and that the police have international obligations related to security at airports.
The opening of the new terminal at Flesland has led to greater distances and in the event of any threat, the police must have a short response time.
The police emphasised that there are presently no concrete threats.
‘’This is a precautionary measure. Travellers at Flesland need not worry about their own safety’’ said police chief, Kaare Songstad.
Last year, over six million travellers passed through Flesland. The application for arming officers was sent to the Police Directorate on Wednesday. It is the Ministry of Justice and Emergency Planning that makes the final decision on the question.
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