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Norway police destroy suspect device in Oslo


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A police officer stands guard near an area that has been cordened off in central Oslo on late April 8, 2017, after police arrested a man following the discovery of a ‘bomb-like device’. The Norwegian police said on April 9 that they had neutralized a suspect “bomb-like” machine near the city center of Oslo and arrested a person two days after the deadly truck attack in Stockholm that killed four dead and 15 injured. Fredrik Varfjell / NTB Scanpix / AFP

Norwegian police said Sunday they had destroyed a suspect “bomb-like” device in the capital Oslo and made one arrest, on the heels of a deadly truck attack in neighbouring Sweden killed four people.

“Bomb disposal officers carried out a controlled explosion overnight Saturday,” a Norwegian police statement said.

Police cordoned off part of the busy Gronland district and evacuated local bars and restaurants after the crude device — described as having the capacity to cause only limited damage — was discovered Saturday evening.

Norway’s PST police security agency is investigating.

There were no immediate further details.

The device was discovered a day after four people were killed and 15 injured after a truck rammed into shoppers in Stockholm. Swedish police have detained a 39-year-old Uzbek man in connection with that incident.

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