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Advisor Martin Bernsen in the Police Security Service (PST) says that they continuously assess the security around Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre (Ap). Photo: Gorm Kallestad / NTB

Of NTB | 08.06.2024 14:23:02

Crime and justice: – This is something we naturally register, and make ongoing assessments as to whether there is a need to tighten security around the Norwegian Prime Minister. In that sense, we are not unaffected by this, says senior adviser Martin Bernsen in PST’s communications department Television 2.

On Saturday, it became known that Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen was hit in the neck after being beaten in the open street.

A 39-year-old man beat Frederiksen on Kultorvet in Copenhagen on Friday evening, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office in Denmark.

PST will be careful not to place the attack on Frederiksen in a larger context, and is not directly worried about the contagion effect. Bernsen emphasizes that the prime minister in Norway always has bodyguards with him who are highly visible and close at hand.

– History has shown us that it is of course not impossible to carry out attacks on heads of state who also have a lot of security around them, says Bernsen.

(© NTB)

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