Anders Behring Breivik, 32, was detained last night in connection with the Norway attacks yesterday where over 80 people were killed on Utoya Island.
Will McCants, former US State Department Adviser was quoted as saying, “We’ve never seen anything like this. A right-wing extremist bombs the nerve-centre of his home nation and then massacres dozens of his fellow citizens miles away…I will be shocked if he pulled it off alone. But if he did, it not only raises concerns about the rise of right-wing violence in Europe but also the rise of the super-empowered lone wolf.”
After yesterday’s incident, chilling photos, reminding us of photos taken after the September 11 attacks, show us first hand the reality of what is going on in Norway right now.
Live updates of what is going on right now report that Norway police are saying that there are “no concrete reports” of second gunman on Utoya island while emergency personnel are using underwater cameras around Utoya island to search for shooting victims who sought to flee from the gunman. Norwegian Prime Minister Stoltenberg said after meeting survivors and relatives of the victims that it was too early to say how the attack would change Norway.
Our hearts go out to the people of Norway.
Check out the photos.
An aerial view of Utoya Island.
The red circle shows the killer armed on the island.
PM Stoltenberg hugs Labour Youth Wing leader Eskil Pedersen after arriving at a hotel close to the scene of the massacre.
Rescue workers on the island help victims of the attacks.
An aerial view of rescue workers and victims on the island.
A SWAT team arrives to the island as victims hide.
Rescue workers bring victims to safety.