arrest Norwegian plotting ‘Breivik-style mass homicide’

28 arrest Norwegian plotting ‘Breivik-style mass homicide’

The suspect reportedly deliberate to “outdo” the notorious neo-Nazi’s killing spree

Police in Hungary have arrested a Norwegian man accused of plotting a sequence of terrorist assaults geared toward outdoing Anders Behring Breivik’s 2011 bloodbath. In a sequence of movies, the person allegedly threatened to focus on airports and railway stations, declaring that he would “destroy the harmless.” 

The unnamed 45-year-old was detained at his residence in Budapest on Wednesday and was formally arrested on Saturday, police instructed Hungary’s 24 information website. Counter-terrorism officers raided the residence after the suspect posted a sequence of movies to an unnamed video-sharing website through which he threatened to “outdo” Breivik’s killing spree, which left 77 folks lifeless.

“I can assault anyplace,” he reportedly warned in a single video. “Airplane, airport, railway station, nothing is an issue for me… I’ll destroy the harmless.”

The person, who’s presently being held in a psychological establishment, had a historical past of violent and sexual crimes in his native Norway, police stated.

On July 22, 2011, Breivik killed eight folks with a truck bomb in Oslo and shot one other 69 lifeless at a youth camp organized by a liberal political get together on the island of Utoya. On the day of the bloodbath, Breivik distributed a 1,500-page manifesto through which he described the years of preparation earlier than his assault, railed in opposition to liberal politics, and demanded the expulsion of all Muslims from Europe.

Breivik, who referred to himself as a “Knight Justiciar” of a Templar order, expressed no regret for his acts and displayed a Nazi salute in court docket on quite a few events. He was sentenced in 2012 to 21 years in jail, the utmost time period allowed underneath Norwegian legislation. Breivik was denied parole final yr, with a district court docket ruling that he “gave the impression to be devoid of empathy and compassion for the victims of the fear.”

It’s unclear whether or not the person arrested in Budapest shared any of Breivik’s political leanings, or just needed to kill as many individuals as potential. 

Breivik’s rampage has, nevertheless, impressed copycat attackers earlier than. An educational dubbed “Poland’s Breivik” was sentenced to 13 years in jail in 2015 for plotting to ram an armored car full of explosives into the parliament in Warsaw and kill President Bronislaw Komorowski and Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

4 years later, white supremacist Brenton Tarrant shot 51 folks lifeless at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. Tarrant posted a manifesto to social media earlier than his assault through which he decried the “Islamic occupation” of the Western world and described Breivik as a job mannequin.

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