Five Killed, Two Injured In Bow-Arrow Attack In Norway: Police

Five Killed, Two Injured In Bow-Arrow Attack In Norway: Police

COPENHAGEN, Oct 14 (NNN-AGENCIES) – At least five people were killed and two others injured, in a series of attacks by a man carrying a weapon for shooting arrows, in the provincial town centre of Kongsberg, some 82 km south-west of the Norwegian capital city of Oslo, early last night, police said.

Among the two injured was a police officer in civilian clothes. Both the injured were in hospital, confirmed Oyvind Aas, Police Chief in the South-East police district, to the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK), late last night.

“It was at around 18:13 local time before the police received several messages saying, there was a person who moved around with a weapon and fired at people with a bow and arrows,” said Aas at a press conference earlier.

According to the police chief, the suspected attacker has been arrested in the same area around 18:40 local time. There was a confrontation between the police and the suspect, who tried to run away before he was arrested.

“Based on information we have currently, there is one person, a male, who performed these actions alone. It is natural to consider it is an act of terrorism, but it is too early to come to any conclusion,” said Aas.

Police are currently unable to determine whether the incident was a terrorist motivated attack and they continue to maintain a presence in the area, which remains cordoned off.

“These crime scenes are secured by the police, who also searched for more victims and investigated by forensic technicians. We are questioning witnesses to the incidents, to get as good a picture as possible, of what happened here tonight (last night),” Aas said.– NNN-AGENCIES


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