'Several' people killed in Norway bow and arrow attacks, police say

OSLO, Norway — A person armed with a bow and arrow killed a number of folks and wounded a variety of others in assaults within the Norwegian the city of Kongsberg on Wednesday, native police stated.

No less than 5 folks were killed within the assaults, public broadcaster NRK reported, mentioning unnamed assets.

“The person has been apprehended … from the ideas we have, this individual performed those movements by myself,” police leader Oeyvind Aas informed newshounds.

“A number of folks had been injured and several other are lifeless,” Aas stated. He declined to remark at the exact selection of casualties.

Aas added that “police had gained a number of experiences from folks in Kongsberg of a person armed with what they stated used to be a bow and arrow.”

Newspaper VG confirmed photographs of an arrow that seemed to be caught within the wall of a wood-paneled development.

The assaults came about over “a big space” of Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 folks in southeastern Norway, 42 miles from the capital, Oslo.

The federal government stated police had introduced a big investigation.

“The experiences coming from Kongsberg this night are scary,” High Minister Erna Solberg informed a information convention.

“I keep in mind that many of us are afraid, however it’s a must to emphasize that the police at the moment are in regulate,” she stated.

Following the assaults, the police directorate stated it had ordered officials national to hold firearms. Norwegian police are in most cases unarmed however officials have get entry to to weapons and rifles when wanted.

“That is an additional precaution. The police don’t have any indication up to now that there’s a alternate within the nationwide risk stage,” the directorate stated in a observation.

Aas stated police would examine whether or not the assault amounted to an act of terrorism,

Norway’s minister of justice and public safety, Monica Maeland, has gained updates at the assaults and used to be intently tracking the placement, the ministry stated.

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