Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Press Release, US Embassy Oslo 31.7.2012

Regarding the security incident at the U.S. Embassy

Earlier today, Embassy security officials identified a suspicious device in an Embassy-owned vehicle and took appropriate precautions. Upon investigation, the device was determined to be a non-threatening training device previously used in an exercise. The Embassy has resumed normal operations.

Embassy security personnel handled this incident in accordance with standard procedures and alerted local emergency services. The Embassy regrets the disruptions caused by this incident. The security of Embassy staff, visitors, and neighbors requires that we take any potential threat seriously and respond immediately.

The Embassy would like to express appreciation for the extremely quick and professional response by Norwegian emergency services personnel.

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