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The Foreigner Norway police maintain phlegmatic tone about terror threat. Norwegian National Police Directorate officials say they are upholding current response and preparedness levels following consultation with the Police Security Service (PST). “There’s no change to the threat picture today, either,” Commissioner Odd Reidar Humlegård said at Saturday’s press conference. “This is good news in relation to the situation we have been in for the past few days.” He also told reporters that the PST is “working intensely” to confirm/refute the information they have received “as quickly as possible”.

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Norway police maintain phlegmatic tone about terror threat

Published on Saturday, 26th July, 2014 at 17:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 27th July 2014 at 17:29.

Norwegian National Police Directorate officials say they are upholding current response and preparedness levels following consultation with the Police Security Service (PST).



“There’s no change to the threat picture today, either,” Commissioner Odd Reidar Humlegård said at Saturday’s press conference. “This is good news in relation to the situation we have been in for the past few days.”

He also told reporters that the PST is “working intensely” to confirm/refute the information they have received “as quickly as possible”.

“Police are still basing their measures on the current situation, and these will be the same for the next 24 hours if there is no change to this. It’s still more probable that nothing rather than something will happen,” explained the National Police Directorate’s Commissioner. The PST updates relevant authorities daily at 9 am.

Notification times in the event of an incident are also as short as possible following consultations with the military.

Special Forces, the King’s Guard Regiment, and Home Guard soldiers are at police’s disposal as required.

“All the necessary authorisations regarding action have been signed,” he said.

Response and reaction times were one of many that were highlighted regarding the events of 22nd July 2011. Recent Norwegian media articles have focused on what is supposedly an improved situation now.

In his factually-toned press briefing, Commissioner Humlegård also said yesterday’s multi-agency and cooperation partner meeting with the PST “was reassuring.”

“A lot of good preparatory, prevention, and operative work has been done.”

Kåre Songstad, head of section at the National Police Directorate’s emergency preparedness and crisis management division, underlined that “the situation is still unresolved.”

“There’s been a lot of focus on endurance, measures, and worst-case scenario management. But we’ve had this the whole time.”

Saturday marks three days since the Police Security Service alerted police of the possible terror threat.




Published on Saturday, 26th July, 2014 at 17:10 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 27th July 2014 at 17:29.

This post has the following tags: norway, terror, attack, syria.





  
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