From Iceland — Armed Man Arrested By Police Last Night

Armed Man Arrested By Police Last Night

Published December 20, 2015

Andie Sophia Fontaine
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Police closed off the area around the scene of an armed man in Reykjavík, who was later arrested without incident.

Vísir reports that police were alerted yesterday evening about an armed man in the east Reykjavík neighbourhood of Kjalarnes, reportedly behaving in a threatening manner.

Police took the matter seriously, calling in the assistance of special forces to block Brautarholtsvegur, the major road running through the neighbourhood. Drivers were stopped, asked to produce identification and state their business. Meanwhile, police and special forces alike, armed with machine guns, closed in on the location.

About 90 minutes later, the suspect was stopped trying to flee the scene by car. While he was unarmed, several weapons, including guns, were found in his home. The suspect has not been identified, beyond revealing that he is a man in his sixties.

Shortly after the arrest, which went without incident, Brautarholtsvegur was opened anew. It is still not known what precisely happened at the scene, or how the suspect was armed.

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