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Norway police regret slow response to massacre
Norway police regret slow response to Utoya massacre in July
By The Associated Press

OSLO, Norway (AP) ' Norwegian police have expressed regret they weren't able to stop the shooting massacre at a youth camp last July sooner.

Presenting the results Thursday of an internal evaluation, police officials acknowledged that the response was hampered by flaws in communication systems and other mishaps.

Oslo Police Director Oeystein Maeland says "I regret we weren't able to arrest the suspect earlier than we did."



Police had earlier been reluctant to admit they could have done anything differently when a lone gunman opened fire on Utoya island after setting off a bomb in Oslo.

Prosecutors say the confessed shooter, Anders Behring Breivik, was arrested an hour and 20 minutes after he arrived at Utoya.


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