A man kills five people and leaves two injured with a bow and arrows in Kongsberg

Five people have died and two others have been injured in the attack caused by an armed man with an arc and arrows in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg (southwest

A man kills five people and leaves two injured with a bow and arrows in Kongsberg

Five people have died and two others have been injured in the attack caused by an armed man with an arc and arrows in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg (southwest of Oslo), the Nordic country police reported.

The aggressor is a Danish of 37 years resident in this Norwegian city, according to information on NRK public television, which is referred to police sources. He is arrested, but he has not yet been questioned, so the police do not want to speculate about his reasons.

"We believe that only that person is the one who has committed the facts, it is natural to analyze if it is a terrorist act, it is still too early to say anything," said the police chief of the southwest district, Øyvind AAS.

AAS revealed that one of the wounded, both hospitalized, is a policeman who was in a supermarket and was free day.

The Norwegian police received at 18.13 local time (16.13 GMT) A notice that an armed man with an arc and arrows moved through the center of that city, and this was arrested at 18.47, after a "confrontation is produced ".

"There are many scenarios of crime. This person has moved through a large area of the center where criminal acts have been committed," AAS said about the aggressor's journey.

The first minister in function, Erna Solberg, spoke in another appearance of "horrible" facts and "dramatic situation", but also did not want to speculate on the reasons and forwarded to the outcome of police investigation.

Solberg -which has already informed the opponent leader, Jonas Gahr Støre- said that what happened will not affect the possession of this one, which tomorrow will assume the head of government after winning the general elections last month.

"What has arrived from Kongsberg tonight talks about a cruel and brutal act," said Støre.

During the individual's persecution, the police asked the residents who did not come out of their homes after seeing that a person had been shot from a shot with an arrow.

Several police units, including helicopters and a group of antiexplosive specialists, were mobilized and due to the size of the area by which it moved is expected to be police activity "all night," said AAS.

The General Directorate of Police has activated a temporary order that all agents of the country are armed, against the usual standard, although there is no longer "concrete indications" that there may be a change at the country's terrorist threat level, It consists of a statement.

The City Hall of Kongsberg has enabled a reception center for those affected and mobilized to a crisis team to face the situation.

According to the Taboide VG, Norwegian intelligence services (PST) have been informed of the facts.

"It's a tragedy, it's horrible. One does not think that something like this may happen in Kongsberg," said Kari Anne Sand, mayor of this town of about 28,000 inhabitants.

Updated Date: 15 October 2021, 06:42

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