Icelandic police arrest four suspected of planning ‘terror attack,’ reports broadcaster RUV

The operation to arrest the men was the first of its kind in Iceland.

By Reuters - September 23, 2022
Newly elected Icelandic Parliament members walk into the Parliament building after the mass in the Reykjavik Cathedral in Reykjavik, Iceland on December 14, 2017. The building was one of several targets for a planned attack, according to Iceland Police. (Geirix / Reuters / File Photo)

COPENHAGEN — Police in Iceland arrested four Icelandic men suspected of planning an attack against public buildings, including the Icelandic parliament and police, public broadcaster RUV reported late on Thursday.

The men, all in their 20s, were arrested in the capital region on Thursday following an operation involving special forces, RUV reported. The operation had been the first of its kind in Iceland.

Two of the men were remanded in custody while the other two were released after questioning. They were also suspected of attempting to produce guns with 3D-printers, according to RUV.

Icelandic police could not rule out any links between the suspects and foreign radical organizations, RUV reported citing state police superintendent Karl Steinar Valsson.

Reporting by Nikolaj Skydsgaard.