Check-in machines ruined as a man smashes the screens with a pole at Oslo Gardermoen

Oslo Lufthavn AS/Espen Solli, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – Four check-in machines were shattered and broken in the departure hall at Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) on November 21 after a 40-year-old man let loose on five of the machines with a pole situated by the check-in desks at the airport.

What we know so far

Police arrested a 40-year-old man in the departure hall of Oslo Gardermoen Airport on Monday evening after the man repeatedly hit the automatic check-in machines with a pole from the check-in desks not far from the broken machines.

In total, the man let loose on five machines, shattering the screens of four, before being arrested by the local authorities.

A national newspaper in Norway,, covered the occurrence first and was given a comment by the Police Operations Manager, Gisle Sveen, who said they were notified of a man “going amok” at the airport around 17:30 local time.

The Communications Manager at Oslo Airport, Harald Kvam, also commented to that the costs of the damages are too early to tell at this time.

Update #1

Video of the man ruining the machines have appeared on TikTok and Snapchat by the Norwegian news tabloid, Dagbladet:

This is a developing story.

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