Norwegian government offices were heavily damaged by a bomb today
A Microsoft office in Oslo, Norway, was damaged today by a bomb set off near Norwegian government headquarters.
Ragnar Heil, a Microsoft consultant based in Munich, said he talked to several employees from the Oslo office after the bomb went off.
"One floor, the glass from the windows blew out," Heil said in a phone interview this morning with Seattle Weekly. "They were saying everybody is fine, nobody's been killed or hurt."
The office is only a few hundred yards from where the bomb went off, said Heil, who has been there several times.
"We are saddened by the devastation caused by the incidents in Oslo," a Microsoft spokesperson told Seattle Weekly in an e-mailed statement. "We will continue to monitor the situation as it develops, and offer any assistance that we can.
Microsoft is not aware of injuries to any employees, said the spokesperson, who didn't immediately have details as to how badly the office was damaged.
Colleen Kroe, who describes herself as a "native Seattleite living an ex-pat life" said on her Twitter account that Microsoft's Oslo office had been damaged.
"Some of MSFT's windows blown at at [sic] their office on Torggata in Oslo. Husband and I in Seattle right now, somewhat thankfully."
"Glasses shuttered at Microsoft Development Center of Norway. Friends and coworkers are OK. I am still shaking from the news," wrote Manolis Platakis, a Microsoft software engineer in Oslo.
The bomb killed at least seven people. At least 20 died in a separate shooting at a youth camp connected to the ruling party, according to the AP.