Norwegian police say they have postponed a decision to go unarmed following the Paris attacks and will carry guns until next month.

Kaare Songstad, director of safety and security at the National Police Directorate, said Monday that following the carnage in Paris, “the most important thing we can do is obtain the best possible overview of the situation internationally and nationally” by cooperating with all the various police departments.

Norwegian police, who have traditionally patrolled streets unarmed, had been carrying weapons for about a year as a temporary measure after the country’s security service raised the terror alert level. After the level was downgraded, police announced last week that there were no grounds to continue the temporary measure and would lay down their arms this week.

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