“He passed the perpetrator: ‘He shouted “Allahu akbar,”‘” translated from “Passerte gjerningsmannen: – Ropte «allahu akbar»,” by Madeleine Hatlo, Stig Justad and Ulf André Andersen, Dagbladet, June 25, 2022 (thanks to SW):
Two people have been killed and 21 injured in the shooting in central Oslo on Saturday night.
Tormod Bakke Johnsen was on his way home from the nightclub London pub when he, on his way to a taxi, passed the perpetrator.
“As I passed him, just a few meters away, he pulled up his firearm, shouted ‘Allahu akbar’ and started shooting people down. He shot wildly,” says Johnsen to Dagbladet.
“The situation felt completely unreal,” he said, but he quickly realized that he had to get away….
“Oslo shooting near gay bar investigated as terrorism, as Pride parade is canceled,” by Jessie Yeung, Mayumi Maruyama, James Frater and Niamh Kennedy, CNN, June 25, 2022:
(CNN)Oslo’s annual Pride parade was canceled on Saturday following a deadly shooting at a gay bar that Norwegian police are investigating as a possible terrorist attack.
Two people were killed and eight others taken to hospital after the shooting near the London Pub, which describes itself on its website as “the largest gay and lesbian venue in Oslo.”…
The suspect, charged with terrorism, is a Norwegian citizen originally from Iran, and was “known to the police,” but has only received “minor convictions” up until now, prosecutor Christian Hatlo told reporters in Oslo Saturday….
Hatlo said police had charged the suspect with “murder, attempted murder and terrorist acts.”
He said the terrorism charge was justified on the basis of the number of injured and dead people, the number of crime scenes and an “overall assessment” indicating that the accused intended to “create serious fear in the population.”…
The suspect was armed with two weapons during the shooting, police said. They did not confirm what weapons he used due to the pending investigation….
Oslo’s annual Pride parade, scheduled to take place on Saturday, was canceled in the wake of the shootings after “clear advice and recommendation from the police.”…
“We will follow the police’s recommendations and take care of each other. Warm thoughts and love go to relatives, the injured and others affected,” said leader of Oslo Pride, Inger Kristin Haugsevje, and leader of the Association for Gender and Sexuality Diversity, Inge Alexander Gjestvang, in a joint statement.
“We will soon be proud and visible again, but today we will hold and share the pride celebrations from home.”…
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