Norwegian Police Arrest Man for Stockpiling Weapons, Explosives
(FOXNEWS) Norwegian police say they have arrested a right-wing extremist who has been stockpiling weapons and explosives at his home in Oslo, but has no connection to mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
“The police have no information linking him to Breivik, but after the terrorist attacks, they did not want to take any risks and made the resources available to find this person as quickly as possible,” the Daily Verdens Gang reports.
The man is being investigated for the “possession of unauthorized weapons, possession of explosives and making threats,” according to his lawyer, Vidar Lind Iversen.
Breivik killed 77 people on July 22 in a bombing in Oslo and shooting rampage on a nearby island, and has since confessed to the killings.
Police previously discovered weapons in the man’s home in 2001, and convicted him of selling automatic weapons to right-wing extremists in the 1990s. They were unable to confirm local media reports that a police uniform — similar to the one Breivik used to disguise himself in his attacks — was found inside the man’s home, the AFP reports.