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, VG.no, 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 VG.no that the costs of the damages are too early to tell at this time.
Video of the man ruining the machines have appeared on TikTok and Snapchat by the Norwegian news tabloid, Dagbladet:
This is a developing story.