Police sent out a notice on the social media site Twitter Wednesday afternoon that they’d arrested a man at the National Theater train station in Oslo, after he was seen waving a pistol and claiming that he wanted to shoot at the voice coming through the station’s public address system.
“We had armed police in the vicinity and could apprehend the man quickly without drawing much attention to him,” Ola Krokan, operations leader for the Oslo Police District, later told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK).
The man was said to be well-known to the police. He was charged with violating Norway’s weapons law and for threatening behaviour.
The arrest comes just after a series of armed robberies at local shops and cafés in the Norwegian capital during the past week. News bureau NTB reported another hold-up at a kiosk at Carl Berners Plass late Tuesday night, also by a man waving a pistol.