SWEDISH POLICE ON FIGHTING ISLAMIC TERORR: “Like being sent out hunting lions with a peashooter and a jumpsuit made of zebra meat.”
“Like being sent out hunting lions with a peashooter and a jumpsuit made of zebra meat.” This is how a policeman describes the feeling when police are sent out to patrol areas identified as potential terror targets in Sweden – without adequate weapons. Now several sound the alarm because their equipment is not good enough against terrorists.
After the terrorist attacks in Paris, the threat level was raised by the Security Police in Sweden, from three to four on a five-point scale. In connection with this, patrol cars were sent to streets to monitor targets and areas where terrorists could strike.
But now several police officers around the country warn that they lack both protection and weapons to protect themselves against a possible mass shooting or a terrorist attack, according to Swedish Television.
“We are sent out without adequate weaponry because we only have a 9 mm service pistol. We also learn that there may not be enough enhanced body armor and ballistic helmets. It feels like being sent out hunting lions with a peashooter and a jumpsuit made of zebra meat.,” writes policeman Christian in an incident report.
In the report, Christian refers to a statement by Roger Alvefuhr, who was National Police weaponry chief until 2010. To Aftonbladet, Alvefuhr
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