Norway police investigating 2nd suspect in spree


SUNDVOLLEN, Norway Norway's national news agency says police are investigating whether a second suspect was involved in a shooting spree on an island where 84 people were killed.

Police have arrested one man on preliminary charges in the massacre and a bombing in Oslo hours earlier.

NTB is reporting Saturday that witnesses told police two people were involved in the shooting on Utoya island. The agency says police are looking into it.

The agency says that the second man apparently wasn't disguised in police uniform. The man under arrest was wearing a sweater with a police emblem on it.

In total, 91 people were killed in the two attacks.

Police say at least 84 people were killed in a shooting spree at the youth camp of Norway's Labor Party.

Police director Oystein Maeland told reporters early Saturday they had discovered many more victims after initially reporting the death toll at 10.

Maeland couldn't say how many people were injured in the shooting.

Hundreds of youth were attending the summer camp organized by the youth wing of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg's Labor Party on the island of Utoya.

A gunman dressed as a police officer pulled out a gun and started firing into a crowd of young people at a nearby island youth camp. There are unconfirmed reports that five people were wounded. An eyewitness reported seeing as many as 20 bodies.

Police say a suspect in the shooting has been arrested.

Norway's national broadcaster NRK has named the suspect in the Oslo bombing and youth camp shooting spree as Anders Behring Breivik.

NRK and other Norwegian media also posted pictures of the blond and blue-eyed Norwegian. NRK says police searched the 32-year-old's apartment in Oslo overnight.

Police say the suspected shooter is a right-winger with anti-Muslim views, but they don't know whether that was a factor in the attacks.

National police chief Sveinung Sponheim told public broadcaster NRK that the suspected gunman's Internet postings "suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views, but if that was a motivation for the actual act remains to be seen."

Sponheim says seven people were killed by the blast in downtown Oslo, four of whom have been identified, and that nine or 10 people were seriously injured.

At the scene of the bombing, a square is covered in twisted metal and shattered glass. Most of the windows in a 20-floor high rise where Norway's prime minister and his administration work were shattered. Oslo police say the explosion was caused by "one or more" bombs.

The prime minister, Jens Stoltenberg, was working at home at the time and wasn't harmed. He's urging Norwegians not to cave in to fear.

The attacks come as Norway grapples with a homegrown terror plot linked to al-Qaida. Two suspects are in jail awaiting charges.

President Barack Obama says the incidents are a reminder that the world has a role in stopping such terror from happening. He also expressed his condolences to Norway's people.

Oslo is known for the Nobel Peace Prize that's awarded there and Obama was the recipient in 2009.

Source: Not Islamic terror

A Norwegian police official says the 32-year-old Norwegian man suspected of the Oslo bombing and a shooting at a youth camp does not appear to be linked to Islamist terrorism.

The official says the attacks probably have more in common with the 1995 attack on a U.S. federal building in Oklahoma City than the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

He says the suspect appears to have acted alone, and "it seems like that this is not linked to any international terrorist organizations at all." He added that the investigation is still ongoing and that things can change.

The official was speaking on condition of anonymity because that information has not yet been released by Norway's police.

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