Man stabbed after filming argument in Oslo: police

A passer-by was stabbed after using his mobile phone to film a fight in Oslo on Sunday night, police have confirmed.

Man stabbed after filming argument in Oslo: police
File photo: Heiko Junge / NTB scanpix

Police received several reports of the attack on the man, who is in his early 20s, around 10:15pm on Sunday, reports news agency NTB.

“One person observed others who were involved in an altercation on Brugata [street, ed.] and took out a mobile telephone and filmed them. The two people in the altercation saw this and followed the person in question, leading to a physical confrontation,” operation leader Tor Jøkling of Oslo Police District told NTB.

“The man who filmed the altercation thought he had been hit on his upper body, but this proved to be a knife wound,” Jøkling continued.

Subsequent to his injury, the man proceeded to an emergency medical clinic and was taken from there to hospital, according to the report.

His present condition is unknown.

Two people in their early twenties have been detained by police following the incident, Jøkling confirmed to NTB. Witnesses assisted in identifying the two arrested individuals.

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Two more arrested for suspected involvement in Oslo Pride shooting

Norwegian police said Monday they had arrested two alleged accomplices of the suspect in a June shooting that killed two people in Oslo on the sidelines of Pride celebrations.

Two more arrested for suspected involvement in Oslo Pride shooting

The two suspects were arrested on Sunday in Oslo suspected of “complicity in a terrorist act”, the Oslo police said in a statement.

One is a Somali man in his forties, the other a Norwegian in his thirties — both of them known to police. Their identities were not disclosed.

In the early hours of June 25, a man opened fire near a gay bar in central Oslo during celebrations linked to the city’s Pride festival.

The shooting killed two men, aged 54 and 60, and wounded 21 others. Immediately after the shooting, police arrested Zaniar Matapour, a
43-year-old Norwegian of Iranian origin, on suspicion of carrying out the attack.

The new arrests bring the number of people implicated in the attack to four, as Norwegian police announced last week they were seeking another suspect linked to the shooting.

On Friday, Oslo police announced that they had issued an international arrest warrant for Arfan Qadeer Bhatti, a 45-year-old Islamist with a prior conviction, who is also suspected of “complicity in a terrorist act”.

“The police still believes Bhatti is in Pakistan,” a country with which Norway has no extradition agreement, police said Monday.

“To ensure the best possible cooperation with the Pakistani authorities, we had Oslo police officers in Pakistan a short time ago,” it added.

According to police, they have not yet had direct contact with Arfan Bhatti but have spoken to his Norwegian lawyer, Svein Holden, and say they expect the legal proceedings in Pakistan to take time.