Norway police neutralize explosive device, arrest suspect

"It's not clear whether the 17-year-old young man meant to commit a terrorist attack", PST chief Benedicte Bjornland told reporters.

"But it's likely that the attacks during the past year in France, Germany, Britain, Russia and Sweden are having a contagious effect also in Norway, impacting people with extreme Islamist sympathies", Bjoernland added.

"The Norwegian authorities did not submit documents at the meeting confirming the Russian citizenship of the detainee". He is accused of illegal handling of explosives.

The suspect was in possession of a device made of a "gas cylinder and strike elements", the media outlet reported.

Most of the hearing was conducted behind closed doors.

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Police took away cordons put up overnight in the Groenland area and residents resumed normal Sunday activities, with shops and cafes open.

A police bomb squad had examined the object before destroying it, reporting that it had been defused or neutralised at 1:28 am the following morning. The teenager was later accused of possessing a primitive explosive device.

The device was found less than a mile from the Norwegian government buildings that were damaged in a 2011 bombing.

Police headquarters, Grønlandsleiret 44, Oslo.

"It is likely that the attacks on France, Germany, Britain, Russia and Sweden create a contagious effect to people inside Norway with extreme Islamist sympathies", she said. Security services thought that he was going to activate it. His lawyer told local media that he denied any wrongdoing and that his actions were "a boy's prank". "He is opposed to the Islamic State (IS)", Sigmond told VG.

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