Suspect Arrested in Norway Shooting: Utoya Linked to Oslo Attack
Utoya Shooting Arrested: Suspect Name Not Yet Released
After a shooting which reportedly left 20 people dead on Utoya, an island near Oslo, has been arrested. The suspect is a 32-year-old Norwegian man, and had been spotted in Oslo before the bomb blast earlier in the day. The suspect's name has not yet been released, though the police say they know who he is.
The suspect allegedly came to the island dressed as a police officer, and opened fire with an automatic weapon on attendees of a Workers Youth League (AUF) summer camp. Police say that he is indeed linked to the Oslo bombing which took place earlier on July 22. Undetonated explosives were also found on the island.
Police say there may also be one or more bombs planted on Utoya. The suspect had allegedly lured children close to him before opening fire with various firearms. The shooting was described as "an execution".
A site called Helpers for Global Jihad that the Utoya shooting and the Oslo bombing are reactions to the Muhammad cartoons, which were published years ago; but did not itself claim responsibility.
Jens Stoltenberg: 'We're Not Afraid'
Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was supposed to be on Utoya and therefore a likely target in the attack, said, " It's frightening. That's not how we want things in our country.
"But it's important that we don't let ourselves be scared. Because the purpose of that kind of violence is to create fear."