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Norway police announced Thursday that they will once again interrogate Anders Behring Breivik, the suspect who has confessed to committing the shooting and bombing in Norway last week that killed 76 people.
Police attorney Paal FredrikHjort Kraby told a news conference that police will interrogate Breivik to find out whether there will be “any more danger.”
The interrogation will take place on Friday.
Breivik claims he has had widespread contact with individuals and groups who supported his movement against immigration, and what he calls the Muslim colonization of Western Europe. However, questions persist about whether these claims are valid or just exaggerations.
His first and only interview with police took place the day after the attacks, in which police spent seven hours questioning him.
Breivik has already confessed to committing the horrific murder spree which involved a bombing in Oslo and shooting spree unleashed on Utoya Island at a youth camp tied to the Labour party; a political
group Breivik blames for the Islamization of Europe.
Breivik also claims he worked with two other cells during the massacre. But police have not found any evidence linking him to any accomplices during the attack.
Breivik’s lawyer, Geir Lippestad also stated that the suspect took a drug cocktail including ephedrine, aspirin and caffeine during the attacks, and that he listening to his IPod throughout the shooting spree.
Despite being under the influence police officer Haavard Gaasbakk described his capture as “a completely normal arrest.”
Norway’s response to the shooting on Utoya Island has been criticized in recent days. Utoya, which is an island located only 25 miles away from Oslo, couldn’t be reached for 90 minutes due to the crew of the sole helicopter available to police allegedly being on vacation. It has also emerged that the first boat police attempted to travel to the island on broke down and was insufficient to requirements.
The problems have left many critics dissatisfied with how the attacks were handled, and a number are saying that the death toll could have been less had the police’s response time been more efficient.
Despite criticism, the leader of Norway’s Delta Force anti terror police unit stated on Wednesday, in defense of their response, that the breakdown did not cause a significant delay and that the special operations team just jumped into other boats to get to Utoya Island quickly.