The small and scenic community of Feiring on the eastern shore of Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa, was once again the scene on Monday of a major armed police operation. They wouldn’t reveal what was going on for several hours, but eventually confirmed another woman had been murdered.
At least six police cars arrived in Feiring Monday morning and a police helicopter whirred overhead. Police from the local Romerike district of Romerike confirmed they were responding to a “serious” incident but claimed the situation was “unclear.”
Police also announced that they were asking people in Feiring to “remain calm” and follow police instructions. More information was promised, at around 10am, but none came. Local newspaper Romerikes Blad reported that witnesses said a large area around a house in Feiring was cordoned off by police while armed police were posted outside and elsewhere in the area. Police patrols with dogs were also reportedly at the scene.
Finally, shortly after 11am, police confirmed that a woman in her late 60s had been found dead in a private home in Feiring in Akershus County. Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reported that prosecutor Guro Holm Hansen said the woman’s husband was under arrest and that the case was under investigation as a murder.
Police from nearby regions were sent to the area to back up those from Romerike, but police officials wouldn’t specify where they were coming from. A team of police technicians also arrived at the scene, around two hours after the first police helicopter appeared overhead.
It’s the second major police operation in Feiring, known for its beach area and coastal trails, in recent weeks, after a woman was found dead in a car. She was later identified as a resident of a nearby asylum center and her boyfriend was arrested, charged with her murder.