Norway police find ‘bomb-like’ device, arrest suspect
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Norway police find ‘bomb-like’ device, arrest suspect

Officials block off Oslo street around suspicious object amid high alert after Thursday attack in nearby Sweden

Illustrative: Oslo, Norway (Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0/Eva Eide)
Illustrative: Oslo, Norway (Wikimedia Commons/CC BY-SA 3.0/Eva Eide)

STAVANGER, Norway — Police in the Norwegian capital of Oslo cordoned off a large section of a busy commercial street Saturday night after finding what they describe as a “bomb-like” device.

The official police Twitter account said one man has been arrested and bomb disposal experts are on the scene.

Police swept through the area to remove people from bars and restaurants.

“Every restaurant was being closed,” said 23-year-old Malin Myrvold, who witnessed the scene from a fourth-story window. “You could see cops in heavy armor going in every store and restaurant.

“We were trying to see what was going on. The police were screaming at us to get back inside and stay where we were,” she added by telephone.

Norway was put on high alert after neighboring Sweden suffered a truck attack in the capital Thursday that killed four people and injured 15.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press.

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