Right-wing group denies knowledge of weapon theft

Tore Tvedt fotografert under en Vigrid-dåp.

Tore Tvedt fotografert under en Vigrid-dåp.

Several of the people charged in connection with the weapon theft at Jørstadmoen are allegedly connected to Vigrid, a ring-wing group. It's news to us, said party coordinator.

«I don’t know anything about this,» Bredesen said to TV 2 Nettavisen.

Several news outlets have reported that a number of the persons charged in connection with the weapon theft at Jørnstadmoen military facility are connected to the radical right-wing organization Vigrid.

The Norwegian paper VG reported that the police have located several documents at home of a charged 26-year-old that connects him to the Vigrid. The 26-year-old’s brother, age 28, was allegedly a first lieutenant at the particular military facility and finished his job there this summer.

According to the Norwegian television channel NRK, several of the ten persons charged in connection with the weapon theft have connections with the radical right-wing group.

Bredesen has no comments to these statements.

«We are perfectly legal and urge everyone to be legal. We build societies and urge people to follow the law,» said Bredesen when asked to comment Vigrid’s weapon policy.

When asked directly if he knew if anyone from Vigrid was charged in connection with the weapon theft, Bredesen declined to answer.

Tore Tvedt, Vigrid leader, said to the Norwegian paper Dagbladet, that he did not know of the weapon theft at Jørstadmoen military facility.

«I don’t know anything about this until you tell me. If it’s correct that some of the people charged are connected to Vigrid, it’s unfortunate,» Tvedt said. «I can guarantee that theft was not ordered by Vigrid.»

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