Wednesday 21 March 2018

Norwegian mass killer returns to Utoya island

Bjoern H Amland in Oslo

Anders Behring Breivik yesterday returned to the island where he killed 69 people at a youth camp to simulate the massacre with police.

Restrained by a harness, the Norwegian reconstructed his actions for police in a secret daylong trip back to the crime scene at Utoya island near Oslo.

A prosecutor also confirmed Norwegian media reports that police received several phone calls during the attack that were probably from Breivik himself, but wouldn't say how police had reacted to the calls.

According to Norwegian daily 'Aftenposten', Breivik offered to surrender several times and asked police to call him back, but they didn't.

The 32-year-old Breivik described the shootings in close detail during an eight-hour tour on the island with up to a dozen police, prosecutor Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby told a news conference in Oslo.

The entire tour was filmed by police and may later be used in court, he added.

Video images of the reconstruction show Breivik pointing out locations along the way and simulating shots into the water, where panicked teenagers dove in to try to escape from him.

"The suspect showed he wasn't emotionally unaffected by being back at Utoya ... but didn't show any remorse," Hjort Kraby told reporters.

Norwegian media also reported that Breivik may have filmed parts of the massacre himself.

Irish Independent

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