Five people were killed and two wounded in a bow and arrow attack in Kongsberg, south-east, on Wednesday, police said. Norway.
Norwegian socks and a source close to the rescue services had previously registered at least four deaths and several injuries, without official confirmation. A suspect was arrested.
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“The man who committed this act was detained by the police and, as far as we know, there is only one person involved”, added.
The motives for the attack, which took place in various locations in the city center, remain unknown. Kongsberg.
The police did not give details about the suspect, except that he is a man and that he was taken to the police station in the neighboring city of Drammen.
“We are not looking for other people”, dijo yvind Aas.
According to the TV2 channel, the man also had a knife and / or several other weapons.
The injured were taken to hospitals. At the moment neither his number nor his status is known.
The incident took place shortly before 6:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. GMT) in the center of Kongsberg.
On Twitter, local police said witnesses saw a man, armed with a bow and arrows, and that he used them against people.
Stay in their houses
The authorities urged the population to stay in their homes.
Several neighborhoods were cordoned off and television images showed a large display of heavily armed police and ambulances.
A helicopter and a demining team were also dispatched to the scene. And the National Intelligence Service (DIS) was alerted.
The public network NRK showed on its website a photo sent by a witness in which you can see a black arrow stuck in a wall.
NorwayA generally peaceful country, it has been the scene of far-right attacks in the past.
On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people by detonating a bomb near the government headquarters in Oslo, before opening fire at a Labor Youth rally on the island of Utøya.
In August 2019, Philip Manshaus fired at a mosque on the outskirts of Oslo, before being subdued by the crowd, without seriously injuring himself. Before the attack, he shot down his adopted Asian sister for racism.
The authorities have also thwarted several Islamist attacks.
The local police are scheduled to hold another press conference at 10:00 p.m. (8:00 p.m. GMT).
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