Oslo police find 'bomb-like device', say suspect in custody

Reuters News
Posted: Apr 08, 2017 5:11 PM

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian police have found a "bomb-like device" in central Oslo, and a suspect is being held in custody, the police said on their official Twitter account on Saturday.

A Reuters reporter at the scene said a large area had been cordoned off and that the perimeter was being expanded.

"For safety reasons, you must immediately move further away," a policeman told reporters as Oslo's bomb squad was preparing to enter the area.

"It seems like this device only has potential for causing limited damage ... we're now awaiting further necessary investigations," the police tweeted.

Oslo's Groenland area, a multi-ethnic neighborhood that is home to popular bars and restaurants as well as several mosques, is also where the city's main police station is located, less than a kilometer away from where the device was found.

In neighboring Sweden, a truck on Friday plowed into crowds in Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in what police said was an apparent terror attack.

(Reporting by Terje Solsvik and Ole Petter Skonnord; Editing by Hugh Lawson and Matthew Lewis)