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Police Evacuate Building due to Suspected Shooter

Reykjavík Metropolitan Police closed off a large area surrounding the apartment complexes on Hlíðarhjalli 51-55 in Kópavogur yesterday and forced the evacuation of the building's 150 inhabitants. Police suspected that a man was shooting from a shotgun from his apartment on Hlíðarhjalli 53....

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One Sister Claims Innocence in Extortion Case

In an interview with the media yesterday, Malín Brand asserted her innocence of the attempted extortion of Prime Minister of Iceland Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson. She claimed that her involvement in the case was limited to being present in the car with her sister, Hlín Einarsdóttir, when the...

Landspítali National University Hospital

Icelandic Doctors Comment on Trachea Implants

Chief Medical Officer of Iceland Birgir Jakobsson, who was director of Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm from 2007 to 2014, has commented on a trachea implant which was carried out at the hospital by Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini in June 2011 and is now being investigated along...

Heckler & Koch MP5

Norwegian Guns Still in Iceland

The firearms provided to the Icelandic Coastguard late last year are still in the country. The shipment of the guns to Iceland from the Norwegian military caused heated debate and criticism in Iceland and the Coastguard eventually relented and said the weapons would be sent back to Norway “at...

Police car

Teens Wreck Cars in Reykjavík Suburb

Four young men aged 16-22 were arrested in Breiðholt, a suburb of Reykjavík, on Friday on suspicion of having damaged more than 20 cars. The suspects had to remain in custody while being questioned; Reykjavík Metropolitan Police are investigating the case.

Pink Strokkur.

Artist Colors Icelandic Geyser Pink

Denmark-based Chilean artist Marco Evaristti pour pink food coloring into erupting hot spring Strokkur in the Geysir geothermal area in South Iceland yesterday and recorded a video of it as part of his ‘Pink State’ art project.

Reykdalsstífla

Boys Get Stuck in Stream, One in Serious Condition

Two boys, who are in elementary school, got stuck in a small manmade waterfall by the dam Reykdalsstífla in Lækurinn, a stream in the town of Hafnarfjörður outside Reykjavík, yesterday. CPR proved successful on one of the boys at the scene but the other is being kept unconscious on a ventilator...

Popular Viewing Place in North Iceland Closed

The police in Skagafjörður, North Iceland, have closed an area around the cliffs Ketubjörg on Skagi peninsula, a popular spot for enjoying the view of Skagafjörður fjord, for safety reasons. Large cracks have formed in the cliffs and there’s a risk of a rockslide.

Fatal Traffic Accident in South Iceland

A foreign tourist died in a traffic accident on the Ring Road in South Iceland, west of Kirkjubæjarklaustur, between 9 and 10 am this morning. It appears as if the driver lost control of the vehicle due to the poor road conditions, resulting in the car overturning.

Holuhraun, restricted area as decided on March 16, 2015.

Closed-Off Area around Eruption Site Reduced

The restricted area around the Holuhraun eruption site has been significantly reduced. The restricted area now extends 20 m (66 feet) outside the edges of the new lava field, to the edge of Dyngjujökull outlet glacier on the south side, the river Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the east and to the...

Viking Squad

Special Forces Arrest Armed Woman in South Iceland

The special forces of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police were called out shortly before noon today to assist the police in Selfoss, South Iceland, because of a woman who was armed with a shotgun, standing on the balcony of an apartment complex and aiming at pedestrians. Earlier,...

Minister of the Interior Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir on her way to an interview on Stöð 2.

Ministry and Police Broke Law in Tony Omos Case

Sigríður Björk Guðjónsdóttir, former Suðurnes police chief and current capital region police chief, broke the law on data privacy and the treatment of personal information when she sent Gísli Freyr Valdórsson, former assistant to the then-interior minister Hanna Birna Kristjánsdóttir, sensitive...

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Woman Arrested on Suspicion of Manslaughter

A woman was arrested in Hafnarfjörður, outside Reykjavík yesterday, on suspicion of having stabbed her partner in the chest, causing his death. She was brought before a judge at Reykjanes District Court and was handed a custody sentence valid until February 23.

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