“Wanted to kill as many people as possible.” Russian detained in Norway on suspicion of terrorist attack
The victim is in hospital in serious condition.
Police detained a 20-year-old native of Bashkortostan, who attacked a woman with a knife in the center of Oslo. During the interrogation, he confessed his intention to commit a terrorist attack. In addition to the detainee’s words, there is no reason to believe that the attack was a terrorist act, but the charge includes terrorism, reports NRK.
“I cannot go into the details of the interrogation, but he said that he wanted to commit a terrorist attack and kill as many people as possible,” Benedict Björnland, head of the police security service (PST) said.
“We are clarifying the situation, the detainee’s identity is known to the embassy,” press attaché of the embassy Timur Chekanov told RIA Novosti.
The Bashkir stabbed a 25-year-old woman in the back with a knife while she was standing in line at the cashier’s desk in a supermarket. Then, the offender tried to escape from the crime scene. The victim’s condition is critical.