Several people were killed and others injured by a man who attacked them with a bow and arrows in the Norwegian city of Kogsberg this Wednesday (10/13/2021), local police announced.
“Unfortunately, we can confirm that there are several injured and also, unfortunately, several dead,” said the Chief of Police, Oyvind Aas, at a press conference.
“The man who committed this act was detained by the police and according to what we know there is only one person involved,” he added.
Police did not give details about the suspect, except that he was taken to the police station in the neighboring city of Drammen. According to channel TV2, the man also had a knife and / or other weapons.
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Several police units, including helicopters and a group of anti-explosive specialists, were mobilized. Several neighborhoods were cordoned off and television images showed a large display of heavily armed police and ambulances.
Norway, a generally peaceful country, has been the scene of attacks in the past. In July 2011, the far-right Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people by detonating a bomb near the government headquarters in Oslo, before opening fire at a Labor Youth rally on the island of Utøya.
In August 2019, Philip Manshaus He fired on a mosque on the outskirts of Oslo, before being subdued by the crowd, without seriously injuring himself. Before the attack, he shot down his adopted Asian sister for racism.
The authorities have also thwarted several Islamist attacks.