Norway attacker had traces of drugs at arrest
The Norwegian man who has admitted to two attacks that two weeks ago killed 77 people had traces of drugs in his blood at the time of his arrest, his attorney said Sunday, DPA reported.
Samples were taken from Anders Behring Breivik after his arrest on July 22.
"The results are not complete but he (Breivik) has said he took a cocktail of medicines," attorney Geir Lippestad told the VG newspaper.
Prosecutor Christian Hatlo on Saturday told broadcaster NRK that blood tests taken after Breivik's arrest on July 22 indicated Breivik had taken some form of drugs, but Hatlo did not offer details.
Hatlo meanwhile said police were becoming more convinced that Breivik carried out the attacks alone, as the 32-year-old has claimed.
Breivik was remanded in custody on July 25. He has admitted to planting a car bomb in Oslo that killed eight and a shooting rampage at a Labour Party youth camp that left 69 dead.
Police have interviewed Breivik for about 30 hours, and a main line of questioning is to determine if there were accomplices.
"As the days pass we are more and more certain that he managed to carry out the attacks alone," Hatlo told Sunday's edition of the Aftenposten daily, citing that Breivik's explanations seemed to tally.
Police have questioned Breivik about how he made the bomb and about the vehicles he used in the car bomb and to drive to Utoya island, where the shooting occurred.
Hatlo said initial demands by Breivik - such as calling for the government to resign - were no longer an issue in the interviews. His demands were now more in line with usual requests such as access to books or TV series while in custody, the prosecutor told Aftenposten.