“Terrorist” or “mentally ill” .. The perpetrator of the Norway attack raises confusion!

The Norwegian police announced on Friday that the investigations related to the shooting attack, which resulted in the deaths of five people, indicate that the attack was the result of an "illness" suffered by the perpetrator.

"The strongest hypothesis after the first days of the investigation is that the disease is his background," Police Inspector Per Thomas Umholt told reporters two days after the attack.

On Friday, the Norwegian judiciary handed over the Danish suspect, Espen Andersen Prathen, to the medical services, despite the authorities' indication earlier that the operation bore the hallmarks of a "terrorist act".

"He was handed over to the medical equipment Thursday evening after an assessment of his health condition," Prosecutor Anne-Irene Svan Matthiassen told AFP.

Today, Friday, a Norwegian court issued a ruling to place the attacker in pretrial detention for a period of four weeks.

The suspect will spend the first two weeks in solitary confinement, and the court has imposed a ban on visits to him, contacting the media or writing letters.

The suspect is unlikely to serve his pretrial detention in a prison, but according to a report in the "Verdence Gang" newspaper on Friday, there are questions about the man's mental health.

The Norwegian police's security service initially investigated the crime as an act of terrorism, but recently changed the course of the investigation, as suspicions mounted about the man's mental health.

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