A man has gone on a rampage with a bow and arrow in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, leaving multiple dead.

Norway Police have confirmed a suspect has been arrested, with crime scenes in several locations.

Police attended the scene after receiving several messages from people in the Kongsberg centre that a person was moving around with a weapon believed to be a bow and arrow at around 6.13 pm.

The suspect marauded around the town, southwest of the capital Oslo, for around 30 minutes firing randomly before he was apprehended.

Five people are thought to have been killed while many others were also injured during the attack. It is believed the authorities are probing whether there was a terror motive.

Norway attack: Five dead and two wounded in Norway bow and arrow rampage as man arrested
Arrows have been pictured dotted around the town

Police Chief Oeyvind 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.”

The town’s mayor Kari Anne Sand said: “This is a gruesome incident, there is nothing else to say. Now we must try to take care of the inhabitants as best we can.”

Norway bow and arror attack
A man has gone on a rampage with a bow and arrow in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, leaving multiple people dead

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg told reporters it was too early to identify a motive for the “gruesome” and “shocking” attack.

The perpetrator moved over a large area in Kongsberg centre as police forces are in place across the area.

Witnesses say the terrifying incident began at the Coop Extra Store.

Coop spokesman Harald Kristiansen said: “We can confirm that there has been a serious incident in our store, and that none of our employees are physically injured.

Norway attack: Five dead and two wounded in Norway bow and arrow rampage as man arrested
Police are investigating whether the perpetrator used any other weapons

“We are now concerned with following up our employees, and beyond that, we refer to the police investigation.”

Emergency calls were made at 6.13pm local time while pictures of discarded arrows were spread on social media.

Local residents have said they have seen police cars and helicopters in the area as they have been warned to stay indoors.

A large area of the city remains cordoned off.

Mayor of Kongsberg, Kari Anne Sand said: “The municipality sets crisis staff. The situation is confusing, but we follow it closely.”

Norway police tape
Several people are injured and killed after a man shot with a bow and arrow at Kongsberg on Wednesday

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

Press officer Unni Grøndal in the Oslo Police District said: “We assist with national assistance resources such as police helicopters, bomb squads and crews from the Emergency Response Troop.”

Drammen hospital is on standby and that they are working to get an overview of the situation.

Norway attack: Five dead and two wounded in Norway bow and arrow rampage as man arrested
The suspect has been captured

The suspect is understood to be being held in the city of Drammen, around 25 miles away.

The municipality is home to 28,000 people including 127 Brits, according to the most recent data.

It is just over a decade since far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in Norway’s capital Oslo and the island of Utøya, many of them children.

For more shocking stories from the Daily Star, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.





Source link

Previous articleOlivia Wilde Dances At Harry Styles’ North Carolina Concert: Video – Hollywood Life
Next articleNT chief health officer speaks emotionally about misinformation slowing vaccine rollout – video | Australia news

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here