Report: Czech police arrest Breivik sympathizer

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Associated Press

Posted on August 18, 2012 at 1:30 PM

Updated Saturday, Aug 18 at 2:31 PM

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech police say a man believed to be a sympathizer of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik has been arrested for building up a stash of weapons, explosives, a detonator and an automatic rifle at his home.

Czech news agency CTK reported Saturday the 29-year-old man, living in the eastern city of Ostrava, had used Breivik's name in email communication. He was arrested Aug. 10 in Ostrava. Police would not comment further on the apparent Breivik link.

CTK quoted Ostrava criminal police head Radovan Vojta as saying "in a home search we've found computer equipment, weapons, ammunition and explosives."

Right-wing extremist Breivik shot dead 69 people on a rampage at a youth camp at Utoya island, Norway, on July 22, 2011, after killing eight people in a bombing in Oslo.

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