In the midst of the dramatic week in France, a post on a French website allegedly warned that Denmark and Norway are the next targets. Photo: AFP/MARTIN BUREAU/Scanpix
Norwegian security police are investigating a terror threat against Denmark and Norway that was posted on a French website.
Norway’s TV2 reported over the weekend that Norwegian officials are trying to determine the legitimacy of a post on a French site that stated that Denmark and Norway are the next targets for terrorists.
“We are aware of the threat and are now working on trying to clear up whether it is real,” Siv Alsén, a spokesperson for the Norwegian Police Security Service (PST) told Norway’s TV2.
PST said that it receives terror tips every day but that most turn out to not be reliable.
In July, PST reported that it had received "credible" intelligence of an impending terror attack.
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said it could neither confirm nor deny the reported French threat.
The threat was reportedly posted on a French website in the immediate aftermath of Wednesday’s brutal terror attack at the Paris offices of satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Twelve were killed in the attack, which was followed by two separate hostage situations on Friday. For all the latest on the situation in Paris, visit The Local France.