Norway sentenced ambulance carjacker to preventive detention


Copenhagen, Denmark (AP) — A man who stole an ambulance in the Norwegian capital Oslo in 2019, drove along the sidewalk and injured two infants was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Thursday.

The Oslo District Court said an unidentified 33-year-old man was found guilty of seven attempted murders. The court ordered a man called an “ambulance hijacker” by the Norwegian media to be detained for at least eight years before considering his release. However, authorities could decide to keep him in jail for another four years.

The man injured his toddler and police tried to stop him by shooting the tires of an ambulance, so he sank an old couple under a parked car and finally stopped ramming.

The man pleaded guilty to possession of drugs, intimidation with firearms, and possession of weapons in public places. He refused to accuse the attempted murder and threaten the police.

The man told the court that the motive behind the driving was the need to transport 50 liters of liquid drug to cancel the drug debt of 50,000 kroner ($ 6,0000). .. He also told the court that he had no intention of killing anyone.

On October 22, 2019, he stole a yellow and blue ambulance after authorities responded to an accident at the Oslo ring road where the car turned over. The man left the scene on foot and aimed his weapon at the police officer before stealing the ambulance.

A 25-year-old woman who was a passenger in a fallen car driven by a man was later arrested. Both were known to the police.

The ambulance passed through Oslo, followed by police cars, ran on the sidewalk, and hit a stroller carrying two seven-month-old twins, but was not seriously injured. The old couple is a parked car. Police shot tires to stop the ambulance and did not target the man. After being struck by the police, he stopped shortly.

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