OSLO — Hours after a shooting early Saturday in Norway’s capital that killed two people and seriously wounded at least 10, the police said they were treating it as a terrorist attack.
The shooting happened near a popular gay club in downtown Oslo, hours before the city was scheduled to hold its annual Pride parade.
Theevent’s organizers later said they had canceled the parade and other events connected to a 10-day Pride festival at the suggestion of the police. “We will soon be proud and visible again, but for now, for today, we will hold our Pride events in our homes,” Inger Kristin Haugsevje, the leader of Oslo Pride, said in a statement.
A male suspect was apprehended shortly after the shooting, the Oslo police said on Twitter. Christian Hatlo, a lawyer for the police, told reporters later Saturday that the man in custody was a 42-year-old Norwegian citizen who was originally from Iran, and who had a record of minor crimes.