Suspect in Norway mosque attack jailed for 4 weeks

Philip Manshaus, 21, appeared in court looking bruised and scratched but smiling. (File photo: AP)

The suspected gunman accused in an attempted terrorist attack on an Oslo mosque and the separate killing of his teenage stepsister was jailed on Monday in pre-trial detention for four weeks.
 
Philip Manshaus, 21, appeared in court looking bruised and scratched but smiling. He did not speak, and his defense lawyer Unni Fries told The Associated Press he “will use his right not to explain himself for now.”
 
Manshaus was arrested Saturday after entering a mosque in Baerum, an Oslo suburb, where three men were preparing for Sunday’s Eid al-Adha Muslim celebrations. Police said he was waving weapons and several shots were fired but did not specify what type of weapon was used. One person was slightly injured before people inside the Al-Noor Islamic Center held the suspect down until police arrived on the scene.
 
Police then raided Manshaus' nearby house and found the body of his 17-year-old stepsister. He is also suspected in her killing, police said, but did not provide details.
 
After Monday’s hearing, which was held behind closed doors, Fries said her client “does not admit criminal guilt.” The Oslo District Court ordered him held for four weeks, including two weeks in solitary confinement, while police investigate.

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