Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Attack on Norway: “At least 4 dead” held as a man with a bow and arrow after a rampage

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The Norwegian police said that a suspect was arrested following the attacks that left several dead in Kongsberg on Wednesday evening

In the Norwegian city of Kongsberg, a man with a bow and arrow rioted on the verge of the rampage and left several dead.

Norwegian police have confirmed that a suspect has been arrested, with crime scenes in multiple locations.

Police visited the scene after receiving several messages around 6:13 p.m. from people at the Kongsberg Center that a person was moving with a weapon believed to be a bow and arrow.

The suspect ransacked the city south of the capital Oslo for around 30 minutes and shot at random before being arrested.

At least four people are said to have been killed and many more injured in the attack. It is suspected that the authorities are checking whether there was a terrorist motive.

Police chief Oeyvind Aas said: “The man was arrested … according to the information available to us, this person carried out these actions alone.

“Several people were injured, several are dead.”

The mayor of the city, Kari Anne Sand, said: “This is a gruesome incident, there is nothing more to say. Now we have to try to take care of the residents as best we can.”

The perpetrator moved over a large area in the center of Kongsberg as police forces are deployed throughout the area.

Witnesses say the terrible incident started at the Coop Extra Store. Emergency calls were made at 6:13 p.m. local time, while pictures of discarded arrows were shared on social media.

Local residents said they saw police cars and helicopters in the area as they were warned to stay inside.

A large part of the city remains cordoned off.

The Mayor of Kongsberg, Kari Anne Sand, said: “The community is hiring crisis management team. The situation is confusing, but we are following it closely.”

Justice Minister Monica Mæland has been informed of the case, according to the NRK.

The press spokesman Unni Grøndal in the Oslo police district said: “We are helping with national aid resources such as police helicopters, bomb squads and crews of the emergency response force.”

The Drammen Hospital is on standby and is working to get an overview of the situation.

The suspect is said to be held in the city of Drammen, about 40 kilometers away.

According to the latest data, 28,000 people, including 127 British, live in the community.

It’s been a little over a decade since right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people, including many children, in Norway’s capital Oslo and on the island of Utøya.

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