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Man Throws Molotov Cocktails at Norway's Royal Palace


Mon 08 Jul 2024 | 10:07 PM
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A man in an electric wheelchair hurled two Molotov cocktails at the Royal Palace in Oslo, according to the Norwegian capital's police on Monday.

The incident occurred when the man, initially claiming to have a bomb, threw the incendiary devices at the rear of the palace.

The police reported that a fire broke out but was quickly extinguished, and the situation was "brought under control."

The suspect was swiftly apprehended, although the motive behind the attack remains unclear.

Eyewitnesses recounted seeing the man announce he had a bomb before launching the Molotov cocktails.

The resulting fire was captured on video and published by the newspaper "Verdens Gang," showing flames in front of a large palace gate and police officers using fire extinguishers to douse the blaze.

The Royal Palace, home to King Harald V and Queen Sonja, is situated in the heart of Oslo and is surrounded by extensive gardens.

In a statement to the "NRK" television network, palace officials noted that the extent of the damage was still being assessed.