Man arrested for disrupting Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

Man arrested for disrupting Nobel Peace Prize ceremony
Photographes take pictures as a security staff blocks a man holding a Mexican flag on the stage during the Nobel Peace Prize awarding ceremony at the City Hall in Oslo on December 10, 2014

OSLO - A man who disrupted the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony for unclear reasons while brandishing a Mexican flag in Oslo on Wednesday was arrested, Norwegian police said.

Dressed in a grey jacket and black trousers and with a camera hanging around his neck, the man brandished the Mexican flag in front of Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai and India's Kailash Satyarthi as the Nobel laureates received their prize to rapturous applause.

Police led the man outside Oslo City Hall, where the ceremony was being held.

"The person has been arrested. The place is under control and police are looking into the events," the Oslo police said in a statement.

The man's motives and identity were not immediately known.

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