Norway gunman to be arraigned at closed hearing

IAN MacDOUGALL - Associated Press,LOUISE NORDSTROM - Associated Press
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EDS NOTE: IMAGE HAS BEEN DIGITALLY ALTERED BY THE ORIGINAL SOURCE TO REMOVE THE BACKGROUND - This image shows Anders Behring Breivik from a manifesto attributed to him that was discovered Saturday, July 23, 2011. Breivik is a suspect in a bombing in Oslo and a shooting on a nearby island which occurred on Friday, July 22, 2011. The Norwegian news agency NTB said Breivik wrote a 1,500-page manifesto before the attack in which he attacked multiculturalism and Muslim immigration. The document, which contained this and other photos, also described how to acquire explosives. (AP Photo/via Scanpix)

OSLO, Norway (AP) — An Oslo district court judge decided Monday to hold the arraignment for the suspect in the twin attacks in Norway behind closed doors.

Judge Kim Heger made the decision on a request from police. The suspect, Anders Behring Breivik, had asked for an open hearing.

"Based on information in the case the court finds that today's detention hearing should be held behind closed doors," the court said in a statement. "It is clear that there is concrete information that a public hearing with the suspect present could quickly lead to an extraordinary and very difficult situation in terms of the investigation and security."