Oslo: Two men arrested for attacks

According to NRK, one of the men is of foreign origin, the other an ethnic Norwegian.

Two men were being held Monday in connection with the rape and robbery of a woman in Oslo last month. Yet another woman, meanwhile, reported being attacked over the weekend.

One of the two men is suspected of raping the woman in her own home in Oslo's Grünerløkka district, while the other man emptied her flat of valuables. Police confirmed to Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) on Monday that the men were taken into custody late last week.

Police continued, meanwhile, to seek out three men who came to the aid of a woman who was attacked while walking through the park around Oslo's Royal Palace late Saturday night.

Police received a report at 1:50am Sunday that the woman was knocked to the ground by a man who approached her from behind. A man passing by, accompanied by two others, reportedly saw the attack and came to her aid.

The assailant, described as a foreigner in his late 20s, fled. Police think the men who scared him off could offer some valuable tips as to his identity.

Oslo police mobilized extra patrols throughout the weekend because of a wave of rapes and attempted rapes in recent months.

Sources: Aftenposten (English), NRK (Norwegian)

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