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Breivik bomb beat security guards. Government security did not manage to identify Anders Behring Breivik’s white van in the approximately seven minutes before detonation, reports suggest. Staff became suspicious and began investigating using CCTV just over 60 seconds after the perpetrator had parked the vehicle close to the main entrance. Senior security officer Tor-Inge Kristoffersen tells NRK rewinding footage slightly showed what he believed to be “a person dressed in security guard uniform getting out of the car, locking it, and walking calmly away.”

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Breivik bomb beat security guards

Published on Thursday, 22nd December, 2011 at 13:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last Updated on 22nd December 2011 at 13:28.

Government security did not manage to identify Anders Behring Breivik’s white van in the approximately seven minutes before detonation, reports suggest.

Bomb-damaged government building
Bomb-damaged government building
Photo: Henrik Lied, NRK/Flickr


Staff became suspicious and began investigating using CCTV just over 60 seconds after the perpetrator had parked the vehicle close to the main entrance.

Senior security officer Tor-Inge Kristoffersen tells NRK rewinding footage slightly showed what he believed to be “a person dressed in security guard uniform getting out of the car, locking it, and walking calmly away.”

Subsequent checks with the reception’s security guard did not reveal any driver, however. Attempts to trace Breivik with additional security cameras also proved unsuccessful.

“The van exploded just as I zoomed in on the number plate. We lost picture and the screen went black. The same thing happened with half the other cameras and monitors in the area. The remaining ones transmitted smoke-filled pictures,” Mr Kristoffersen says.

It has also been revealed that the type of system in place prevented security guards from getting images from all the cameras, forcing them to go to a neighbouring facility with a technician. According to NRK, this footage contained the pictures of a gun-carrying Breivik outside the building.

“We have a functionality that allows easier retrieval of some types of monitoring images, whilst retrieving others may take longer”, says Director of Government Administration Services (DSS), Kjell Arne Knutsen.

Mr Knutsen acknowledges the system could be improved, but does not see the camera issue being problematic in the future.

Meanwhile, security officer Håvard Delbekk, who left at 14:30 following the end of his shift on 22 July, returned two hours later after he heard about the bombing.

“It had transformed a safe place into a warzone. It was completely unreal.”

There is still disagreement as to whether the building should be preserved or torn down.




Published on Thursday, 22nd December, 2011 at 13:12 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .
Last updated on 22nd December 2011 at 13:28.

This post has the following tags: oslobombing, andersbehringbreivik, governmentsecuritycameras.





  
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