Norway: several people killed and injured by a man armed with a bow, the suspect arrested, the police do not rule out a “terrorist act”

the basics A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people and injured several others on Wednesday in Kongsberg, in south-eastern Norway, Norwegian police said , who arrested a suspect.

A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people and injured several others on Wednesday in Kongsberg in south-eastern Norway, Norwegian police said, who arrested a suspect.

Several wounded and several killed

“We can unfortunately confirm that there are several injured and also unfortunately several killed,” local police official Øyvind Aas said at a press conference.

“The man who committed this act was arrested by the police and, according to our information, there is only one person involved,” he added.

The motives for the attack, which occurred in several locations in downtown Kongsberg, are still undetermined at this stage.

Police did not provide details of the suspect other than that it is a man who was taken to the police station in the nearby town of Drammen.

“No active search is underway to find other people,” said Øyvind Aas.

The injured were hospitalized. Neither their number nor their condition is immediately known.

The police do not rule out a “terrorist act”

Norwegian police said on Wednesday they could not rule out that an archery attack that left several dead and injured in Kongsberg, southeast Norway, was an act of terrorism.

“Given the unfolding of events, it is natural to assess whether it is a terrorist attack,” local police official Øyvind Aas told a press briefing. “The man arrested was not heard and it is too early to comment on his motives.”

Neither the number of victims nor the condition of the wounded were immediately known.

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