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Norway set to reduce terror alert

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Norway set to reduce terror alert
Jon Ståle Stamnes, Assistant National Police Commissioner at The Norwegian Police Directorate. Photo: Audun Braastad / NTB scanpix

Norway's terror alert level will be reduced from Tuesday, but security will still be somewhat tighter than normal, police chiefs said on Monday.

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Police director Odd Reidar Humlegård informed at a press conference on Monday afternoon in Oslo that all police forces have received a directive to lower security across Norway.

Humlegård said: “The police are still going to be armed, but we are to start preparing for a reduction of visible presence.”
 
He announced a gradual reduction and change of measures, now more focused towards intelligence and analysis. Humlegård said that the increased security alert level has already come at the cost of several tens of millions of kroner of police resources.
 
From Tuesday the police will deem the level of the threat as lower than before, in reaction to the last threat evaluation that PST reported.
 
Border controls will still be performed, PST have informed.
 
Jon Ståle Stamnes, Assistant National Police Commissioner at The Norwegian Police Directorate, said: “The message is that people should still travel normally, but to be prepared that if there is a border control, it could take some more time.”

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