Police cordon off an area in central Oslo, Norway, 08 April 2017, following the arrest of a man and the discovery of a "bomb-like device"

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The machine was discovered within the central Gronland space

A “bomb-like” machine has been destroyed in a managed explosion in central Oslo, police have stated.

Officers cordoned off a big a part of the Gronland space on Saturday night, earlier than the bomb squad detonated the suspect machine.

A police spokesman stated the noise was “louder” than their explosives alone would have brought about. A suspect is in custody.

Police had been already on alert after an assault in Sweden on Friday.

A truck ploughed right into a Stockholm division retailer, killing 4 individuals and injuring 15 extra.

It was the worst assault to hit the Nordic area for the reason that far-right extremist Anders Brevik killed 77 individuals in Norway in 2011.

Swedish police confirmed on Saturday they’d found an unknown device on the motive force’s seat within the deserted lorry, which they had been testing.

The machine in Oslo was able to inflicting solely restricted injury, police stated. The investigation has been handed over to Norway’s Police Safety Service.