BREAKING NEWS: Oslo Bomb Threat

‘Bomb-like device’ defused in downtown Oslo

Police in the Norway have set off a controlled explosion of a “bomb-like device” found in a busy area in Oslo’s business district and also arrested a suspect.

No damage has reportedly been caused by the device, which was found in a plastic bag near the city centre.

The discovery led police to evacuate people from bars and restaurants around an area near the Groenland metro station on Saturday night.

A loud blast was heard shortly after the arrival of Oslo’s bomb squad, witnesses said. The device was destroyed in a controlled explosion, news agency NTB reported citing police.

The noise suggested the device might have contained explosives, Svein Arild Jorundland, police commander, said.

The device appeared to be capable of causing only a limited amount of damage, police said.

A man who might have been carrying the device was detained at the scene and taken in for questioning.

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