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January 25, 2022

Norway remains tense, train station temporary closed

Police detonated on Tuesday explosives found at a farm owned by the suspect in last week’s bloodbath.

OSLO – Norway’s Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg invited foreign journalists to a meeting at his home Wednesday, following the massacre of 76 people last week by a suspect who, his lawyer says, was targeting the governing Labour Party.

Norway remains tense following the bombing and gun rampage, with police in Oslo shutting part of the main train station Wednesday morning over a suspicious package. They evacuated part of the station before declaring an all-clear later in the morning, state broadcaster NRK reported.

And an unnamed police officer sparked a panic by accidentally distributing to some media an internal police memo saying they were searching for a man associated with the terror suspect, Anders Behring Breivik.

Police captured the man, who was not linked to Breivik, said police lawyer Per Thomas Omholt, adding: “There’s a poli­ceman some place in Norway today ha­ving a bad day” about the internal police me­mo inadvertently being sent out to the press.

Police Tuesday detonated explosives found at a farm owned by the suspect in last week’s bloodbath in Oslo and the island of Utoya.

The controlled explosions at his farm in Aasta, about 100 kilometers (63 miles) north of Oslo, took place after some of the material was taken away as evidence, police spokeswoman Laila Sondrol told CNN.

The detonation was carried out alongside a riverbank on the property, leaving a plume of grey smoke hanging over the farm after the explosion.

Sondrol said investigators are searching for other explosives at the farm. Another police spokeswoman, Trine Dyngeland, would confirm neither the type or quantity of the material detonated Tuesday, nor when it was found.

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