A survivor of the two-hour shooting rampage Utøya Island that left a death toll that has now risen to 84 people has identified 32 year old Anders Behring Brevik (pic 1) as the gunman. He says he survived the attack because he played dead by gathering other bodies around him.
A victim from the attacks who had seen pictures of Brevik believed to be from his Facebook page (pic 2) recognised him from the news reports on the TV stations NRK and TV2.
The Labour Party's youth camp survivor Adrian Pracon (pic 3) has given an account that has provided a clearer account of what happened on Friday's gun attack that came shortly after an explosion that killed seven others in the centre of the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
Pracon, 21, told ABC and CNN earlier by telephone that he and two others survived by staying down and hanging on to the bodies that laid around them. He recounts how close Brevik was because he could hear him breathing, and the sound of his boots as he walks by.
Norwegian police have not yet revealed the identity of the 32 year old suspect detained, but spokesperson Are Frykholm has told CNN that the matter is being further investigated by authorities based on the information provided by the man in custody.
The Norwegian Prime Minister does not rule out that one person was involved in these attacks.