BY TOM HESTER SR.
The Associated Press in Washington reported on Monday that a federal government official said the admitted Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik traveled to New Jersey in July 2004 and visited Newark for a week as a tourist.
The official, who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter, spoke on the condition of anonymity, the AP reported. Norway participates in a U.S. visa-waiver program, and Breivik did not need a visa to travel to New Jersey.
The FBI looked into Breivik’s U.S. ties, including travel and family, and has not found anything nefarious, the AP reported, but the agency is continuing to assist the Norwegians in their investigation.
Breivik admitted bombing the Norwegian capital on July 22 and opening fire on a youth group retreat on an island to, as he described it, save Europe from what he termed “Muslim domination.” He killed 77 people.