CCTV footage of Anders Behring Breivik parking his van and walking off before a massive bomb inside exploded has been shown publicly for the first time.
The security camera video from Jul 2011 also contains pictures of the significant damage caused by the device which weighed nearly a tonne and killed eight people, as well as injuring dozens of others.
Norwegian mass killer Breivik, wearing a security guard’s uniform, is seen parking his white van at the entrance of a building that housed the prime minister’s offices. The prime minister was not there at the time.
Breivik gets out of the vehicle in the capital Oslo and briskly walks away.
He then got into a second vehicle, a grey Fiat van, which he used to drive to the island of Utoya where he gunned down 69 people, mostly teenagers, at a Labour Party youth camp.
A security guard at a government building said of the footage: “My colleague got a call from the reception at the high-rise building [prime minister’s office]. At the same time I saw the white van on the monitor in front of me.
“It is normally only the prime minister and the bodyguards who park there. But every day we get cars parking there without permission so we need to chase them away.”
“It looks like a guy dressed as a security guard coming out of the car. I see he has the usual reflex markings on the trousers and it looks like he has a circular logo on his arm, so I believe it is a uniform from a security company. I see that he calmly leaves the car and walks away.”
The guard said he zoomed in on the registration number and was about to send a text to the motor tax office to find out which security company it belonged to when the explosion happened.
Photographs of Breivik parking the van had previously been released and footage was shown during his trial earlier this year, but this was the first time the video was released publicly. It is part of a documentary that Norway’s public broadcaster NRK will air tonight.
On Aug 24, Breivik was declared sane and sentenced to Norway’s maximum sentence of 21 years in jail — a sentence that can be extended indefinitely.
Breivik confessed to the attacks, calling them “cruel but necessary” to protect Norway from the multiculturalism his victims embraced and which he hates.
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