5 dead, 2 injured in random bow and arrow attack in Norway
Written by ABC News on October 13, 2021
(KONGSBERG, Norway) — Five people were killed and two others injured in an apparently random attack in Kongsberg, Norway, late Wednesday as a man roamed the city shooting people with a bow and arrow.
Authorities said the man was taken into custody in the city center and is currently being held in the nearby city of Drammen.
Police are not searching for any other suspects.
“Based on the information we have at the present time; the apprehended man has acted alone. We will also have to look at whether this is an act of terror or not,” Øyvind Aas, the city’s assistant chief of police, said in a statement. “The suspect has not yet been questioned by the police, and it is therefore too early to say anything about his motivation for his actions.”
Kongsberg is located about an hour southwest of Oslo.
Police said the man was spotted walking around the city shooting at random around 6:30 p.m. local time and was taken into custody about 20 minutes later. Photos from the city showed arrows stuck in walls of buildings.
“There has been, and there still is a major police activity in the area,” Aas said. “The reason for this is that the suspect has moved over a large area, and we are now working on securing evidence and get as much information about the incident as we can.”
ABC News’ Sohel Uddin, Kirit Radia and Christine Theodorou contributed to this report.
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