Police in western Norway remain frustrated in their efforts to question the man accused of stabbing to death three persons on a bus from Årdal to Oslo nearly two weeks ago. The suspect remains confined in a psychiatric hospital in Bergen.
After repeated attempts, police investigators were finally allowed to meet with the suspect, a 30-year-old asylum seeker from South Sudan. He’s been charged with the murders of two fellow passengers and the driver of the bus from the Valdresekspressen line that runs regularly scheduled service.
“He says he wants to explain himself, but that he wants to do that at a later point in time,” the regional sheriff in Sogndal, Åge Løseth, told news bureau NTB.
Meanwhile, the funeral for one of the victims, 19-year-old Margaret Molland Sanden, was held Thursday in the historic Årdal Church in her mountain hometown along the fjord. Sanden, a first-year-university student in Oslo, was returning to Oslo from a visit home over the weekend when she was killed on board the bus.