Norway’s state police intelligence unit PST (Politiets Sikkerhetstjeneste) thinks the risk of a terrorist attack in Norway has declined, and has thus lowered the national terror threat level. PST now thinks, as of last week, that a terrorist attack in Norway is “possible” instead of “probable.”
At the same time, however, PST stresses that the terror threat against many western countries remains serious, and notes how that threat can cross borders.
“A terrorist attack in Norway would probably be of the same type we’ve seen otherwise in Europe,” PST stated in its latest terror threat evaluation. “That means the methods using knives and vehicles against terror targets with little security and lots of civilians can also occur here.”
The City of Oslo recently set up large, heavy barriers disguised as planter boxes along its main pedestrian street Karl Johans Gate. The terror threat hadn’t changed since April but now has been slightly reduced at the same time police at Oslo’s main airport at Gardermoen are now allowed to carry loaded guns at all times.