In Norway, a bow and arrow man killed at least five people and injured two, police said Wednesday night.
According to police spokesmen, the attack began at a supermarket in the town of Kongsburg near the capital Oslo after 6 pm local time, with suspects shooting arrows at shoppers and passers-by.
According to police chief Øyvind Aas, a man suspected of being an attacker has been arrested and police are investigating his motives.
Two injured, including an off-duty police officer who happened to be in a supermarket at the time of the attack, are being treated at a nearby hospital, Earth said. He added that the suspect acted alone and had not yet been interrogated.
“It’s natural to think about whether it’s an act of terrorism. [but] It’s too early to come to a conclusion. “
He said the suspect was arrested about 30 minutes after police received the first report of the attack. The arrested police officer fired a warning shot before arresting the suspect, Earth said.
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told reporters Wednesday night, “I’m upset by the incident … the incoming reports are horrifying.”
Part of the ski resort Kongsburg was blocked by police and a tactical force specializing in terrorist attacks and hostage situations was deployed. Dozens of ambulances were seen as helicopters circled the town and police said it was a number of crime scenes.
Local media broadcast images of arrows embedded in the walls of buildings, or lying on the pavement where the attack was deployed.
Normally unarmed police officers across the country were ordered to carry guns during post-attack work. A police spokesman said the measure was a precautionary measure, not the result of information on increased risk levels.
Norway has a restricted gun ownership law that prohibits private possession of automatic weapons, but hunters and sports shooters are allowed to own certain types of pistols and rifles if they are licensed for firearms. It has been.
Norway, one of the wealthiest and least crime-free countries in the world, has recently been hit by mass shootings. In 2019, a gunman fired at a mosque near Oslo, but no one was injured as worshipers quickly overwhelmed the man.
In 2011, the far-right radical Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in and around Oslo. Most of them were teenagers in a summer camp hosted by the centre-left.
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Bow and arrow attack in Norway kills at least 5 people and injures 2
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