Norway secret service WARNED about radicalised young men just weeks before mass killings
The Scandinavian country’s police intelligence agency PST said it has received between 400 and 500 “reports of concern or tips” about individuals that it deemed serious enough to follow up in the past year. Annet Aamodt, from the PST, told newspaper Aftenposten that the total number of tips was much higher but it did not deem all of them worth investigating further.
The PST also said that it believed the risk of far-right terror attacks in Norway was equal to or greater than ones from Islamic extremists.
It also stated that it had seen “an increase in the number of Norwegians who express understanding and support for right-wing extreme terror” during the past year.
This warning came in August – just weeks before an unnamed man caused 30 minutes of chaos in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg – about 80 miles from the capital Oslo.
The unnamed suspect reportedly began firing the weapon into a Co-Op supermarket in the small mining town – killing at least four people.