Bomb Alarm near the U.S. Embassy in Oslo Leads to Evacuation

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Updates 

– The suspicious object was removed from the vehicle near the U.S. Embassy. The police reported that the object was harmless. 

Barriers around the U.S. Embassy were lifted at about 13.25.

The US Embassy in Oslo, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Royal Palace have been evacuated due to a suspicious item spotted under a car parked outside the US embassy in Oslo.

– The police closed the access of all public transportation to Stortinget and Nationaltheater in Oslo. The trams, T-Bane and buses drive until Jernbanetorget.

– Sea King helicopters and police helicopters are in the region for assisting the operation.

About the Case

Oslo police has evacuated the area within a 500 meter radius after having found a suspicious package under a car parked near the US embassy in Oslo, Norway.

The Embassy’s security notified the police about the object at 11.22 on Tuesday. After a while, the bomb group of the Oslo police have been on the site to examine the item together with fire and Rescue teams.

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