Anders Behring Breivik’s attorney said on Friday that the killer called the police from Utøya island at least ten times before he was arrested.
Geir Lippestad said his client reached the police twice. He identified himself by name and said he wanted to surrender.
Accounts of the rampage note Breivik paused before resuming the shooting. He ultimately killed 69 people at the Labor Party summer camp.
Lippestad said Breivik considered “taking his life or continuing with what he called his operation, and decided to continue until police arrived.”
Survivors and relatives of the victims have criticized police for their lackadaisical response to the rampage.