Man kills several people with bow and arrow in Norway, dad...

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The police of Kongsberg, a town about 70 kilometers west of the capital Oslo with 26,000 inhabitants, received several reports on Wednesday evening around 6.15 pm that a man with a bow and arrow was walking around in the city center. The man in question is said to have attacked several people during his attack over an extensive area, including in a shopping center.

According to the police, there were “several deaths”, but an exact death toll is not yet known. Several people were also injured. The western part of the city, which is cut in two by the Numedalslagen River, was completely closed off for a while.

Offender quickly arrested

The Norwegian police responded en masse, with special intervention units, the mine clearance service and several helicopters, but the perpetrator was quickly apprehended: shortly after 7 pm, about 45 minutes after the start of his attack. Several witnesses describe in Norwegian media how they saw the police running after the suspect, also allegedly gunshots were fired.

“As far as we know, this person carried out this action alone,” police commissioner Oeyvind Aas told local media. The man was transferred to a police station in nearby Drammen. The motive of the man is not yet clear, an act of terrorism is not excluded. Police will hold a press conference about the incident at 10 p.m.

Mayor: “Completely unimaginable”

“This is just cruel, totally unimaginable,” a dismayed mayor Kari Anne Sand told the newspaper Dagbladet. “It hasn’t sunk in yet, it’s completely unimaginable.” A crisis team has now been set up to deal with the victims. “Now that this has happened, we have to deal with it as best we can,” said Sand. “We have every confidence that we will succeed.”

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