Norway: Five dead and two wounded in bow and arrow attack confirmed

Norway: Five dead and two wounded in bow and arrow attack confirmed

Five people have died and two others have been injured in the attack caused by a man armed with a bow and arrows in the city Norway from Kongsberg (southwest of Oslo), the Nordic country’s police reported.

The assailant, for whom no further details have been provided, remains in custody but has not yet been questioned, so the police do not want to speculate on his motives.

“We believe that it is only that person who has committed the acts. It is natural to analyze whether it is a terrorist act. It is still too early to say anything, “said Southwest District Police Chief Øyvind Aas.

Aas revealed that one of the injured, both hospitalized, is a policeman who was in a supermarket on a day off.

Norwegian police received at 18:13 local time a tip that a man armed with a bow and arrows was moving through the center of Kongsberg, and he was arrested at 18:47 local time, after a “confrontation” took place.

“There are many crime scenes. This person has moved through a large area of ​​the center where criminal acts have been committed,” Aas said about the assailant’s journey.

The acting prime minister, Erna Solberg, spoke in another appearance of “horrible” events and “dramatic situation”, but she also did not want to speculate on the motives and referred to the result of the police investigation.

During the persecution of the individual, the police He asked residents not to leave their homes after finding that a person had been shot with an arrow.

Several police units, including helicopters and a group of anti-explosives specialists, were mobilized and due to the size of the area through which they moved, police activity is expected “all night,” Aas said.

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