Count Your Blessings: The Advantage Of Not Being Armed

Norway Gunman Fired For 1.5 Hours on Island before swat got there.

Associated Press

OSLO, Norway (AP) — A gunman who opened fire on an island teeming with young people kept shooting for 1.5 hours before surrendering to a SWAT team, which arrived 40 minutes after they were called, police said Saturday.

Survivors of the shooting spree have described hiding and fleeing into the water to escape the gunman, but a police briefing Saturday detailed for the first time how long the terror lasted — and how long victims waited for help.

When the SWAT team did arrive, the gunman, who was carrying a pistol and an automatic weapon, surrendered, said Police Chief Sveinung Sponheim.

“There were problems with transport to Utoya”

….

“It was difficult to get a hold of boats.”

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