Harald Kristiansen, a spokesperson for Coop, told NRK that there had been “a serious incident in our store” but none of its employees were injured.
“We are helping our colleagues and helping the police in their investigation,” he said.
Following the attacks, the police leadership said they immediately ordered police officers across the country to carry firearms. Norwegian police are not normally armed, but officers have access to firearms and rifles when needed.
“This is an additional precaution. Police have so far no indication that there is a change in the national threat level,” the management said.
“We have not received any worrying reports regarding the person detained in 2021. However, there have been reports against him in the past, and the police have followed them,” Ole Bredrup Sæverud, police chief in the South East. said the neighborhood.
Norwegian national television station NRK reported that the accused was convicted of burglary and purchased small amounts of hashish in 2012.