Advertisement

The Attacks and the Consequences

  • Cato Hemmingby
  • Tore Bjørgo
Chapter
  • 523 Downloads
Part of the Palgrave Hate Studies book series (PAHS)

Abstract

A detailed reconstruction of the attacks in the government district and at Utøya illustrates the dynamics of a terrorist operation from preparations until it actually is committed. It also illuminates the vulnerabilities of a peaceful and unprepared society, and the partially chaotic emergency response. After a nightmare-long period of approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, the shooting massacre ended when operators from the elite police counter-terrorism unit Delta arrested the perpetrator on the island.

Keywords

arrest atrocity bomb attack counterterrorism unit Delta Labour Party youths massacre police response preparations shooting attack victims 

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Copyright information

© Cato Hemmingby and Tore Bjørgo 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cato Hemmingby
    • 1
  • Tore Bjørgo
    • 1
  1. 1.Norwegian Police University CollegeNorway

Personalised recommendations