rest of the world
woke up this morning
to the stunning news that what we already knew to be a horrible tragedy in that largely peaceful country had turned far, far worse. the total of dead from yesterday's twin attacks in and around
has climbed to at least 92. most of the dead, teenagers who were systematically executed in a 90-minute-long massacre at an island
. the fatal bombing of the
are thought to be an act of domestic terrorism. we also learned today it took police almost 40 minutes to reach the island camp as an apparent single gunman waged his withering attack. with more on the attack and the suspect now in custody, here's nbc news correspondent
is in mourning today, trying to understand. photos of the youth camp taken just before the shooting, as
's prime minister said a
that turned into hell. desperate survivors pulled from safety. at least 85 murdered.
he was just like going around killing people like it was nothing.
police today said the suspect hunted the victims, aged from 12 to 19, shooting them for
. but when police finally arrived, this is his moment of surrender, no resistance. he had no
we have not arrested him before or anything like that.
police say in may the suspect bought six tons of fertilizer, similar to the kind
. it may have been used to make the bomb. after setting off the
that killed seven in
, the suspect drove to the island less than an hour away, dressed as a policeman. he told the teenagers he needed to protect them after the
bombing. he gathered them close and opened fire. as they fled through the woods and swam for their lives, he picked them off one by one.
there's a guy with a gun, he was standing there and he was shooting at us. if i start to swim a bit later, we would have been shot. i think we would have been dead now.
the suspect's name is anders baring vevic, just 32 years old. he updated his facebook page, called himself a christian, a conservative, likes hunting. facebook friends, zero. a right winger but with no signs of potential violence. how strong is the right wing here, how big is this pool of people that could produce such a person?
that pool of people i would say is very, very limited. what we see here is a rather extreme single incidence rather than something representative.
the maximum punishment in
for any crime is 21 years in prison. if convicted, the 32-year-old suspect will be back on the streets when he's 53 years old. the suspect's lawyers said that the suspect is willing to appear in court here in
on monday, and explain why he did it. and the lawyers said that the suspect will say that what he did was, quote, atrocious, but necessary. lester?