Many killed and more injured in Norway bow and arrow stampede: Police investigate terror motive as suspect after shooting at random victims in ‘wide area’ of city south of Oslo
- One man killed many people with bow and arrow and injured others
- Police arrested a male suspect after Wednesday’s attack in Kongsberg, Norway
- Officials said they believe the suspect was acting alone and are investigating the motive.
Local police said a man used a bow and arrow in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, killing several people and injuring others.
“Unfortunately we can confirm that many have been injured in this episode and unfortunately many have died,” local police officer Ovind Aas told a news conference.
‘The person who committed this act has been arrested by the police and to our knowledge only one person is involved in this.’
“The man has been apprehended… Now from the information we have, this man single-handedly carried out these actions,” police chief Oyvind Aas told reporters.
He declined to comment on the casualties.
The motive for the attack, which took place at several locations in Kongsberg’s town center at 18:30 local time, is not yet known, but it is understood that authorities are investigating a possible terror motive. Residents were ordered to stay indoors.
A man used a bow and arrow to launch attacks in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg on Wednesday, killing several people and injuring others.
Arrows were seen scattered around Kongsberg on Wednesday after the attack, which killed and injured many
The attack took place in Kongsberg, a town south of the Norwegian capital Oslo.
Police said the attacks took place in a “large area” of Kongsberg as the suspect passed through the city. Local media reported that the suspect opened fire from inside a Cop Xtra supermarket in the west of the city.
Authorities have cordoned off large areas of the city, 82 km (51 mi) from Oslo, a municipality of about 28,000 people in southeastern Norway.
Police said the suspect was taken to a police station in the nearby town of Dramon, but did not provide any other details about the man.
“There is no active search for the others,” Aas said.
Unni Gröndl, Oslo Police Spokesperson: ‘We are helping with national aid resources such as police helicopters, bomb squads and emergency response team staff.’
At least eight ambulances and three air ambulances were seen at the scene with the injured being taken to the hospital. However, the number or condition of the injured is not yet known.
The ministry said that Norway’s Minister of Justice and Public Security, Monica Mland, has received an update about the attacks and is monitoring the situation closely.
Police confirmed multiple injuries and several deaths after the attack, but declined to comment on casualties.
Authorities are believed to be investigating a possible terror motive after the suspect opened fire at random victims in a ‘wide area’ of Kongsberg.
Police dogs are seen searching the scene of an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, on Wednesday evening
Authorities have cordoned off large areas of Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 people, in south-eastern Norway.