From Iceland — Icelandic Bomb Suspect Confesses, Explains

Icelandic Bomb Suspect Confesses, Explains

Published February 13, 2012

A man in his seventies arrested by police last Friday in connection with a bomb detonated near the Prime Minister’s office has confessed, and explained his reasons for the act to police.
As reported, a bomb was detonated behind government offices on Hverfisgata 4 last month. No one was injured or killed, and no real damage was done to property. Nonetheless, police regarded the matter as a serious crime and appealed to the public with security cam stills to help search for their prime suspect.
RÚV reports that a man was arrested in connection with the crime, and he has confessed. The house of the accused, who is in his seventies, was searched by police, where materials for making a bomb were found.
The man in question said it was never his intention to hurt anyone, having knowingly made a bomb of little strength. He even stood near it when it exploded. The purpose of the exercise, he said, was to deliver a message to the government. The message itself was put inside of a steel cylinder attached to the bomb. Police would not disclose what the contents of the message were.
Police believe the man worked alone, and no other suspects are being sought in connection with the incident.

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