Czechs arrest Breivik admirer, allegedly planning attack

August 19, 2012 06:38


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Czech police arrested a man they say is an admirer of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, and seized an arsenal of weapons in the man's possession, CNN reported Saturday.

Breivik, a far-right militant opposed to Muslim immigration to Europe, confessed to killing 77 people last year in a bombing and shooting spree in which he targeted a government building in Oslo and a Norwegian Labor Party youth camp. He is on trial with court authorities yet to determine whether or not he will be deemed insane.

Czeck police confiscated firearms, ammunition and explosive detonators from the suspects' apartment, as well as police uniforms and equipment. He may have been planning to disguise himself as a police officer while carrying out an attack, CNN quoted police as saying. Breivik wore a police uniform during his shooting spree at the youth camp on Norway's Utoeya island northwest of Oslo.

The Czech suspect had indicated in emails that he was an admirer of Breivik, according to police. Breivik told authorities last year that he was part of a wider network working against multiculturalism in Europe, a claim that Norwegian authorities said was likely untrue.

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