Several people killed and others injured in bow and arrow attacks in Norway


Several people have been killed and others have been injured in bow and arrow attacks in Norway, according to police.

The incidents took place in the town of Kongsberg, 82km (51 miles) southwest of the capital, Oslo.

A suspect has been apprehended by police, who believe he acted alone.

Police were called to the incident, in the centre of Kongsberg, at 6.30pm on Wednesday evening with additional resources sent from other towns, including Oslo.

Police chief Oyvind Aas said: “The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone.

“Several people have been injured and several are dead.”

He declined to comment on the number of casualties.

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Police believe the man acted alone
Police believe the man acted alone

The attacks took place over a “large area” of Kongsberg, a municipality of around 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, police said.

The injured people have been taken to hospital and Kongsberg council’s crisis team is giving help to those who need it.

Unni Grøndal, Oslo police spokesperson: “We are helping with national assistance resources such as police helicopters, bomb squads, and crews from the Emergency Response Troop.”

Kongsberg 20211013..The police are investigating in Kongsberg center after a serious incident..Photo: H..kon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
A suspect has been apprehended by police. Pic: AP
An investigation is now underway
An investigation is now underway

Norway’s minister of justice and public security, Monica Maeland, has been informed and is closely monitoring the situation.

Local media reported a large area on the west side of the town had been cordoned off, with investigations now underway.

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