Norway: An 18-year-old Muslim arrested at Swedish airport for trying to join Isis

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Swedish police arrest teen Norway Isis suspect
Lanvetter airport, where the man was arrested. Photo: TT

Swedish police arrest teen Norway Isis suspect

Published: 09 Jun 2015
An 18-year-old Norwegian has been arrested at Landvetter Airport just outside Gothenburg. He is suspected of planning to join the extremist group Isis (also known as IS) in Syria.

The teenager is reported to have been travelling to Copenhagen, from where he was set to travel to the Middle East.

Norwegian police contacted their Swedish counterparts on Tuesday morning after suspicions grew that the young man was planning to join the Isis terror group.

The youth was then returned to Norway where he was questioned by officers and was set to attend a hearing at Oslo City Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Agnetha Hilding Qvarnström, the chief prosecutor in the case, told Swedish newswire TT that she was unable to comment on claims in the Scandinavian media that the 18-year-old already…

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