In the Norwegian city of Kungsberg, 70 km from Oslo, a man killed five citizens with a bow and wounded two more. The offender is detained. The first details are revealed.
According to initial information from the police, the suspect in the attack with a bow is a Danish citizen living in Norway, quotes the words of law enforcement officers RIA News:
“A 37-year-old man was detained and charged after five people were killed and two wounded in downtown Kongsberg on Wednesday evening.”
The tragic events took place last night when an unknown man started shooting from a bow in various public places. He acted alone, the police do not rule out the version of the terrorist attack. As a result of his actions, 5 people were killed, two, including a plain-clothes policeman, were injured.
Law enforcement officers evacuated residents of the western part of the town, after 30-40 minutes the criminal was arrested. Details of his identity have not yet been disclosed. Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway, stated that the police are in control of the situation in Kungsberg:
“I understand that many people are scared, but it is important to emphasize that everything is now under the control of the police.”
Police Chief Eyvin Osh said: “The perpetrator has been detained and, according to our information, is the only person involved in the incident.” He declined to comment on media reports of being shot in the back of a police officer. According to him, the attacks took place over a large area of the city and concerned many crime scenes:
Based on the information we have, this man acted alone. In some attacks, this man used a bow and arrow.
The motive for the attack, which took place in the center of a city with a population of 28 thousand people, remains to be seen by the police, perhaps it was a terrorist attack. According to unconfirmed information from TV2, the detainee is an Islamist of Norwegian origin.