The Norwegian Police / SWAT Arrived Utoeya after 55 minutes


OSLO, Norway – Police arrived at an island massacre about an hour and a half after a gunman first opened fire, slowed because they didn’t have quick access to a helicopter and then couldn’t find a boat to make their way to the scene just several hundred yards (meters) offshore. The assailant surrendered when police finally reached him, but 82 people died before

A SWAT team was dispatched to the island more than 50 minutes after people vacationing at a campground said they heard shooting across the lake, according to Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim. The drive to the lake took about 20 minutes, and once there, the team took another 20 minutes to find a boat.

Footage filmed from a helicopter that showed the gunman firing into the water added to the impression that police were slow to the scene. They chose to drive, Sponheim said, because their helicopter wasn’t on standby.

“There were problems with transport to Utoya,” where the youth-wing of Norway’s left-leaning Labor Party was holding a retreat, Sponheim said. “It was difficult to get a hold of boats.”

At least 82 people were killed on the island, but police said four or five people were still missing.

Divers have been searching the surrounding waters, and Sponheim said the missing may have drowned. Police earlier said there was still an unexploded device on the island, but it later turned out to be fake.

The attack followed the explosion of a bomb packed into a panel truck outside the building that houses

Time 17.26.17: Nordre Buskerud Police District will first report of shooting at Utoeya.17.30: There is an informal statement to police in Oslo.Kl 17.38: There is a formal statement to the Oslo police, and emergency squad will bedirected to Utoeya.

Kl 18.25: Emergency Squad will land at Utoeya.

Kl 18.27: Behring Breivik surrender without resistance.

From Piers Morgans Twitter:
Piers Morgan
piersmorgan Piers Morgan
And talking of scandals, this inhuman psychotic killer can only be jailed for a maximum of 21 years under Norwegian law? SERIOUSLY???
Piers Morgan
piersmorgan Piers Morgan
Post 9/11 it’s the job of every country’s security services to ‘think the unthinkable’ and be prepared. Particularly those engaged in wars.
Piers Morgan
piersmorgan Piers Morgan
If police/special forces took an hour to respond to an attack like that in UK, there would be outrage. Norway’s PM was due on island too.
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