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Breivik flagged as risk months before killings

Fiona Govan

Published 27/08/2011 | 05:00

Anders Breivik
Anders Breivik

MASS killer Anders Breivik was flagged to Norway's security police after he tried to buy bomb-making chemicals four months before the July 22 attacks that killed 77 people.

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Geir Hoiseth, who heads the border control department of Norway's customs agency, said Breivik's name came up as a result of the Global Shield programme, an American initiative, after he tried to buy chemicals from a Polish firm.

Mr Hoiseth said the information was passed on to Norway's security police, the PST, in March. The PST has said Breivik was on a list of people who had bought chemicals from the firm, but the transaction was legal and the investigation dropped. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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