Copenhagen, Denmark — a Danish man detained in Norway Suspicion of arrow-bow attack on a small town Five people were killed and two others were injured, police said on Thursday, a Muslim convert who was earlier declared a fanatic.
“There was concern about being the first man NShave become radicalized,” said police chief Ole B. Severud said at a news conference.
Severud said the victims were four women and one man between the ages of 50 and 70.
The man is suspected of shooting people at several places in the city of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening.
Police said several of the victims were in a supermarket.
Norwegian news agency NTB, citing police, said the suspect also used other weapons.
Police said there was a “confrontation” between officers and the attacker regarding the arrest, but did not provide any details.
Both hospitalized victims are in intensive care. These include an off-duty police officer who was inside the store. His condition was not immediately known.
Police said officers responding to the incident were also attacked with arrows.
The suspect is being held on preliminary charges, which are one step lower than the formal charges. Police believe he acted alone.
Police received information about the attack at around 6:15 pm on Wednesday and arrested the suspect about 30 minutes later.
Designated Prime Minister Jonas Gahar Storey, who is expected to take office later on Thursday, called the attack “terrible”.
“It is untrue. But the reality is that five people have been killed, many are injured and many are in shock,” Gehr Storey told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Thursday.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote on Twitter that he was “shocked and saddened by the sad news coming out of Norway.”
City officials said the main church was open to anyone in need of support.
Kongsberg, a small town of about 26,000 inhabitants, is about 41 miles southwest of Oslo.