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Espen Andersen Braathen biography: 13 things about Islam convert from Kongsberg, Norway

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Espen Andersen Braathen is a Danish-Norwegian man. Here are 13 more things about him:

Espen Andersen Braathen
Espen Andersen Braathen
  1. He is a dual citizen of Norway and Denmark. (a)(b)
  2. He is an Islam convert. (a)
  3. He was born in Norway. (b)
  4. His mother is Danish while his father is Norwegian. (b)(c)
  5. He grew up in Kongsberg, Lower Buskerud, Viken, Norway. (b)
  6. He has major mental challenges throughout his adult life, according to people who knew him. He is mentally ill and his family had suffered threats for several years, according to a relative. (b)(c)
  7. Since the beginning of the 2000s, he has not been employed. (a)
  8. In 2012, he was charged with aggravated theft and purchase and use of a small amount of hashish and sentenced to 60 days in probation. (a)
  9. In 2017, he published a video declaring himself a Muslim. (b)
  10. In 2020, concerns about his radicalization was brought to the police’s attention but in 2021, the authorities received no reports about radicalization. (a)
  11. On May 29, 2020, he allegedly broke into his parents’ house, threatened to kill his father and left a Colt revolver caliber 45 on the sofa. The court in Kongsberg banned him from visiting his parents for six months. He later violated the restraining order. (a)(c)
  12. On the evening of October 13, 2021, he fired arrows at shoppers inside a Coop Extra supermarket in Kongsberg, killing five people aged 50 to 70 and wounding two others. He was arrested and questioned for more than three hours overnight at a police station in Drammen, Buskerud, Viken. He was represented by defense lawyer Fredrik Neumann. (a)(b)(c)
  13. He was 37 years old when he was arrested on October 13, 2021. (a)

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