Hungary arrests Norwegian plotting to ‘outdo’ Breivik mass killings

Hungarian authorities have arrested a 45-year-old Norwegian man suspected of plotting mass killings that were intended to eclipse a 2011 massacre by Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik, police said on Tuesday.

Breivik killed 77 people in Norway’s worst peacetime atrocity in July 2011. He killed eight with a car bomb in Oslo and then gunned down 69, most of them teenagers, at a Labour Party youth camp.

Hungarian police said the man arrested in Budapest, who was not named, had uploaded several posts to a video-sharing portal in which he outlined plans to commit mass killings in an unspecified location.

Police said the suspect, who spoke mostly in Norwegian and in some cases English, said he aimed to outdo Breivik’s killings.

“I can strike anywhere … Airport, railway terminal, nothing can be a problem … I will destroy the innocent,” police quoted the man as saying in some of the videos.

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