Norway attack: police says killer is mentally ill

Norway attack: police says killer is mentally ill

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Norway attack: police says killer is mentally ill—

Espen Andersen Brathen has admitted going on a killing spree in the small town of Kongsberg on Wednesday.

It was the worst attack in Norway since far-right extremist Anders Breivik massacred 77 people a decade ago.

The suspect, a Danish Muslim convert, is now in custody in a medical facility pending a psychiatric evaluation.

“The strongest hypothesis after the first days of the investigation is that illness is in the background,” said police inspector Per Thomas Omholt.

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However, police are investigating a range of motives including “anger, revenge, impulse, jihad, illness and provocation”, Mr Omholt said.

 

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