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Norway: Oslo ambulance attack suspect's lawyer makes press statement02:07

Norway: Oslo ambulance attack suspect's lawyer makes press statement

Norway, Oslo
October 23, 2019 at 15:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

The suspect in Tuesday's Oslo ambulance attack was trying to avoid arrest by fleeing the police and that unfortunately the incident turned into an "ugly and dangerous flight" according to his lawyer, who spoke to the press in Oslo on Wednesday.

"He has given his version of events and I don't want to go into detail about the circumstances but it is self-evident that this was a part of what unfortunately became an ugly and dangerous flight," said Oyvind Perdersen, adding that "It is not uncommon for the police and anyone charged to have a different view of what the case is, namely his intent."

Perdersen also said that "what is important to relay is that it is very clear that his intention was to avoid arrest and took the ambulance in order to achieve this."

On Tuesday an armed man hijacked an ambulance and rammed it into pedestrians in Oslo, injuring several people, including two infants. The police arrested the assailant after firing shots and wounding him. According to the police, the attacker's injuries were not critical.

Norway: Oslo ambulance attack suspect's lawyer makes press statement02:07
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The suspect in Tuesday's Oslo ambulance attack was trying to avoid arrest by fleeing the police and that unfortunately the incident turned into an "ugly and dangerous flight" according to his lawyer, who spoke to the press in Oslo on Wednesday.

"He has given his version of events and I don't want to go into detail about the circumstances but it is self-evident that this was a part of what unfortunately became an ugly and dangerous flight," said Oyvind Perdersen, adding that "It is not uncommon for the police and anyone charged to have a different view of what the case is, namely his intent."

Perdersen also said that "what is important to relay is that it is very clear that his intention was to avoid arrest and took the ambulance in order to achieve this."

On Tuesday an armed man hijacked an ambulance and rammed it into pedestrians in Oslo, injuring several people, including two infants. The police arrested the assailant after firing shots and wounding him. According to the police, the attacker's injuries were not critical.

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