Breivik flagged as risk months before killings
Published 27/08/2011 | 05:00
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.
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)