Suspect in Norway mosque shooting smiles in court

Monday, 12 August 2019


A suspected gunman accused of an attempted terrorist attack on an Oslo mosque and separately killing his teenage stepsister appeared in court on Monday looking bruised and scratched, but smiling.

 The suspect did not speak, and his defence lawyer Unni Fries told The Associated Press he "will use his right not to explain himself for now."

 Philip Manshaus, 21, was arrested Saturday after entering a mosque in Baerum, an Oslo suburb, where three men were preparing for Sunday's Eid al-Azha Muslim celebrations.

Police said he was waving weapons and several shots were fired but did not specify what type of weapon was used.

One person was slightly injured before people inside the Al-Noor Islamic Center held the suspect down until police arrived on the scene.