NORWAY police are investigating a suspected terror attack after a woman was attacked with a knife in a supermarket in Oslo.
The authorities are treating the incident which happened on January 17 in the capital as “terror-related”. The woman was knifed as she was paying at the till for groceries, the Norwegian police security service (PST) said today. The attacker, a 20-year-old Russian citizen, was arrested by police soon after, police said.
In a news conference PST head Benedicte Bjoernland said: “The man said under questioning that he wanted to kill several people and that this was an act of terror.”
Police were investigating possible links to Islamist extremism, adding that the victim was critically ill in hospital. The suspect had arrived in Oslo on January 17, travelling from Russia via neighbouring Sweden, she said.
There are no other suspects.