The police consider the shooter a loner, he was detained half an hour after the call.

The police consider the shooter a loner, he was detained half an hour after the call.

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Norwegian police said they detained a suspect in the murder and bowing of several people in the town of Kongsberg, 50 kilometers southwest of the kingdom’s capital. The motives for the crime, which happened at about 21:00 Moscow time (19:00 local time), have not yet been established.

The number of victims is not reported, but the police assess the incident as a serious incident. Police detained a man who had injured and killed several people in the city center, 24 minutes after the first call. According to the police, there is no shortage of witnesses either.

Despite the fact that the police consider the gunner a loner, police helicopters continue to patrol over the city, and the sapper unit is on full alert.

Norwegian police officers at the scene of the emergency.

Norwegian police officers at the scene of the emergency.

Photo: REUTERS

“This is a tragedy, and I have nothing to add,” the mayor of Kongsberg, Kari Anne Sand, told Norwegian journalists.

The provincial police chief, Eivind Os, said the incident could be classified as a terrorist attack.

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