This will not end well……
Norway police to go back to being unarmed
Published: 29 Jan 2016 13:24 GMT+01:00
In a press release sent on Thursday, the Police Directorate said that the temporary order to bear weapons will not be renewed when it expires on February 3rd.
Norway’s police force, which consists of some 6,000 uniformed police officers, normally keep their weapons locked in their patrol vehicles. But in November 2014, police were given the the authority to carry their service weapons in their belts after the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) raised the threat level because of the risk of a terror attack.
One year later, on November 13th, 2015, the Police Directorate announced a plan to end the temporary order. That plan was scrapped after terror attacks in Paris left 130 people dead. The authority to carry weapons was since extended two more times, first through December and then through February 3rd.
But on Thursday, the Police Directorate said that the order would not be renewed and Norwegian police would go back to having their weapons securely stored.