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Norwegian police are still investigating why a perpetrator went crazy with a bow and arrow in Kongsberg in Norway on Wednesday night.

Here’s what we know about the situation so far:

At 18.13, Norwegian police received the first calls that a person was walking around Kongsberg and shooting at people with bows and arrows.

In this connection, the police asked the citizens of the city to stay indoors.

Just over half an hour later – at 18.47 – the suspected perpetrator was arrested by the police after a confrontation in which the police had to fire warning shots.

The police stated on Thursday night that the detainee is a 37-year-old Danish citizen who lives in Kongsberg.

At least five people have been killed. The gender or age of the victims is not known at this time.

Two others are seriously injured – including a police officer who was not at work when the attack took place. They are currently being treated in the intensive care unit at the hospital in Kongsberg, but should not be in danger of death.

The suspected perpetrator should have moved freely over a large area in Kongsberg during his time. Here he attacked, among other things, a Coop Extra store in the city center.

The police stated at a press conference at 20.30 that they considered the situation to be under control. However, the police are still massively present in Kongsberg on the night until Thursday and have cordoned off a large part of the city.

Norwegian police have not wanted to disclose age or other information about the perpetrator, who according to the police has acted alone. After the arrest, the man was taken into custody in Drammen.

The motive for the attack is also unknown. Police chief in the South-East police district Øyvind Aas said at a press conference on Wednesday night that ‘it is natural to investigate whether this is an act of terrorism’.

In connection with the incident in Kongsberg, a police helicopter was deployed in the air over the city. According to the newspaper VG, the police bomb squad was also sent to the scene.

The Norwegian intelligence service, PST, is also involved in the case.

Sources: VG, NRK, NTB


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