Norway Nabs Extremist With Weapons Cache

Right-winger has no connection to mass killer Breivik
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 29, 2011 2:40 AM CDT
Updated Aug 29, 2011 5:37 AM CDT
Norway Police Arrest Right-Wing Extremist for Stockpiling Weapons
Norwegian police say they have arrested a man for stockpiling weapons in his home. This photo shows weapons seized by Stuttgart police in a series of raids this week on far-right extremists.   (AP Photo/dapd/ Michael Latz)

(Newser) – Mere weeks after a Norwegian massacre left 77 people dead, Norway's police say they have apprehended a right-wing radical who stored weapons and explosives at his Oslo home. There's no apparent link to mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, however. Police are investigating the suspect for "possession of unauthorized weapons, possession of explosives, and making threats," his lawyer said.

It's not his first tussle with the law, either: Ten years ago police found weapons in his home, and authorities convicted him of selling automatic weapons to conservative extremists, Fox News reports. In the current case, police say they can't confirm local media reports that a police uniform (like the one Breivik used to dupe his victims) was also discovered during the police search. (Read more Norway terror attack stories.)

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