Norway’s Parliament has received a bomb threat

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An armed police officer guards the main entrance of the Norwegian Parliament after a bomb threat was received in Oslo, Norway, on April 3, 2024. (Reuters)

Norway’s Parliament has received a bomb threat, after which security measures have been increased. Police secure the area to prevent possible incidents

Norway’s parliament received a bomb threat on Wednesday and police tightened security around the building, closing nearby streets.

A Parliament spokesperson said public spectators attending the deliberations inside the building were asked to leave, while Members of Parliament continued their normal business, including Ministers’ Question Hour.

A police spokesperson said: “We are at the scene with multiple patrols to protect Parliament and prevent potential incidents. “We have no information so far that there is any threat to third parties.”

Armed police in riot gear were erecting metal barriers to block access to the building in central Oslo, where security is usually more vigilant. Police in Norway generally do not carry guns.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – Reuters)