Man arrested after throwing Molotov cocktails at Royal Palace in Oslo

By Andreas Haldorsen - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, Wikimedia Commons

A man has been arrested after throwing Molotov cocktails at the Royal Palace in Oslo.

Representatives of the city of Oslo said a man in an electric wheelchair was arrested for throwing the devices at the Royal Palace.

According to police, the suspect originally told an eyewitness that he had a bomb and threw two Molotov cocktails at the rear of the building.

Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang has footage showing flames in front of a large front door with first responders fighting the flames with fire extinguishers.

The blaze was quickly under control and the 50-year-old man was arrested.

Anders Rønning, operations leader for the Oslo Police, told NRK: “The man had several more bottles containing liquid when he was seized. These will now be examined by the police bomb group.”

The motives for the attack are currently unclear, but police are investigating.

The Royal Court said that the extent of the damage to the Royal Palace is still unclear. One member of the Royal Family was in the palace at the time of the incident but which member has not been identified.

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