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at the minimum five people have killed and several others have been injured after rampaged by the Norwegian town of Kongsberg with a bow and arrow.

The local police chief, Oeying Aas, said the speculate began his attack just after 6pm local time (7pm UK time) before police arrived and detained him at around 6.45pm. He is currently in police custody.

Aas said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not elaborate.

Two other people were wounded and hospitalized in intensive care, including an officer who was off duty and inside the shop where the attack took place, police said.

Read our blog on the latest updates below.

  • ‘It was a very strange sight’

    observe Erik Benum, who lives on the same road as the supermarket that one of the crime scenes, told the AP that he saw the escaped shop workers sheltering in doorways.

    “I saw them hiding in the corner. Then I went to see what was happening, and I saw the police moving in with a protect and rifles. It was a very strange sight.”

    “The following morning, the whole town was eerily quiet,” he said.

    “People are sad and shocked.”

  • ‘It feels weird’ says Kongsberg resident

    Silje Limstrand, a 22-year-old kindergarten employee was on her way to Coop supermarket on Wednesday evening, when police stopped her from going further due to the attack.

    “It feels weird, unreal. Kongsberg is a small town where you feel so safe … It is scary,

    “It’s scary to think that I was there at the same time as the speculate,” she told Reuters.

  • Four women among victims attack

    Police have confirmed that four women and a man were among the victims of the Norway bow and arrow attack.

    One of the victims included an off-duty police officer.

    The ages of all the victims were between 50 and 70-years-old.

  • Kongsberg church opens doors to public

    Kongsberg church has announced it has opened its doors to the public following the bow and arrow attacks in the city last night.

    “The church will be open from 9.00am for everyone who needs someone to talk to, be with, light a candle, or just be quiet,” the church wrote on its Facebook page.

    Parish priest Reidar Aasbø additional: “The complete Kongsberg community is affected by this. Now, we’ll stand together and take care of each other”.

  • Norway’s royal family expressed its sympathies

    Norway’s royal family expressed its sympathies.

    “We’re horrified by the tragic events at Kongsberg,” King Harald said in a letter addressed to the town’s mayor.

    “The rest of the nation stands with you,” the 84-year-old monarch wrote.

  • ‘We are nevertheless investigating’

    At a press conference, Chief of Police Ole Bredrup Sæverud said: “We are nevertheless investigating.

    “There has before been worrying information about this man connected to his radicalisation which the police have followed up. But in 2021, we have not received any warnings about him.”

    The speculate, who lives in the Kongsberg area, has been held in custody, had cooperated with police and indicated himself in the attacks, although he has not however entered a plea.

    He was believed to have been acting alone, police said. They said nothing about a possible motive.

  • Deadliest attack in Norway since 2011

    The bow and arrow attack is Norway’s deadliest since far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik murdered 77 people on the island of Utoya in July 2011.

    Most of the victims were at a children’s Labour Party summer camp on the island.

    Police have confirmed that they are investigating last night’s attack.

  • Witnesses speak

    Witnesses spoke of finding a seriously injured woman with an arrow in her body calling out for help in a pool of blood near a traffic junction.

    One told TV 2: “There were crazy screams of women. I’ve never heard anything like it. It was a death cry.”

    Another said: “There is a guy with bow and arrow shooting at people just outside my apartment. Police and multiple helicopters are here.”

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  • Congresswoman uses Norway attack to argue against gun control

    Congresswoman Lauren Boebert used the Norway bow and arrow attack to argue against gun control in the United States.

    Ms Boebert said: “A man in Norway just killed a bunch of people with a bow and arrow. Norway has some of the strictest gun laws around, however mass killings nevertheless occur. Liberals need to understand it is not the gun – it is the criminal who commits the act!”

    at the minimum five people were killed and two were injured in the attack.

    Police investigations are nevertheless current.

  • BREAKING: speculate flagged for possible signs of radicalisation

    The speculate of the bow and arrow rampage had been flagged for possible signs of radicalisation, police have said.

    Officers had been worried about the signs the man may have been radicalised, police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud said at a news conference.

    Currently, the 37-year-old-man is in custody.

  • Pictured: police at the scene last night

    NORWEGIAN cops have arrested a Islam transform following a bow and arrow attack last night that killed five and injured two people.

    Cops detained the 37-year-old Danish speculate after he allegedly launched a half-an-hour long rampage in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, from inside a supermarket.

    The attack killed five people and injured two others.

  • ‘Gruesome’

    Mayor Kari Anne Sand said a crisis centre had been established in the town adding: “It is a tragedy for all those affected. I am speechless.”

    The attack happened on the eve of a new government taking strength.

    Ms Solberg said the mass murder would not affect the handover and the new chief minister would be sworn in as planned.

    Discarded arrows were spotted in the town last night as bomb squads, police dogs and soldiers remained on site.

    The investigation continues.

  • speculate ‘known to police’

    Police prosecutor Ann Irén Svane Mathiassen told local news stop TV2 that the speculate of the bow and arrow attack was known to police.

    It’s been told that the speculate was cooperating with authorities and was questioned for more than three hours.

    He additional that the speculate has a Danish mother and Norwegian father.

  • Lone assassin was arrested after ‘confrontation’ last night

    A large area of the small town, some 50 miles from Oslo, was evacuated and cordoned off after the speculate opened fire.

    Among those injured in the horror attack was an off-duty police officer, who was inside a Coop additional supermarket during the rampage.

    The lone assassin was arrested after a “confrontation” with police where warning shots were fired, according to local media. A chase took place down streets and alleys.

    He was taken to the nearby town of Drammen where he was charged with the shocking mass killing.

    Harrowing images taken in the street show arrows stuck inside a wall after the speculate allegedly missed his target.

  • Two people in intensive care

    Two people are nevertheless in intensive care following the attack in Norway which has left five dead.

    One of those receiving urgent care is an off-duty police officer, Øyvind Aas the police chief in Kongsberg has confirmed.

    The chief also confirmed that the alleged attacker “ is the only person indicated” in the incident.

  • chief Minister Erna Solberg speaks

    Of the attack, the chief Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, said reports of the incident had been “horrifying”.

    “I understand that many people are afraid, but it’s important to emphasise that the police are now in control,” she told a news conference, hours before she was due to leave office.

  • BREAKING: speculate ‘Muslim transform know to cops’

    NORWEGIAN cops have arrested a Islam transform following a bow and arrow attack last night that killed five and injured two people.

    Cops detained the 37-year-old Danish speculate after he allegedly launched a half-an-hour long rampage in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, from inside a supermarket.

    Several independent supplies have informed TV 2 the speculate is a transform to Islam.

  • Attacks covered ‘large area’ of city

    The attacks took place over “a large area” of Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, 68 km (42 miles) from the capital, Oslo.

    Following the attacks, the police directorate said it had closest ordered officers nationwide to carry firearms. Norwegian police are typically unarmed but officers have access to guns and rifles when needed.

    “This is an additional precaution. The police have no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level,” the directorate said in a statement.

  • Police confirm use of arrows in attack

    According to police, the speculate walked around downtown Kongsberg shooting arrows. Oeyvind Aas declined to comment on reports that the man used a crossbow, saying only there were “several crime scenes.”

    The man has not been questioned however, Aas said.

    Norway’s domestic security agency PST was informed of the assault.

    Town officials invited people who were affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for sustain at a local hotel.

  • Police are ‘in control’, says acting PM

    “The reports coming from Kongsberg tonight are horrifying,” chief Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference.

    “I understand that many people are afraid, but it’s important to emphasise that the police are now in control,” she said.

  • speculate wandered streets shooting people

    Police were alerted to the attack around 6:30 p.m. and arrested the speculate about 20 minutes later. The community is 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.

    According to police, the speculate walked around the city shooting at people with arrows. Several people were wounded in shops, Aas said.

    The man has not been questioned however, and his motive was unknown, Aas said.

    City officials invited people who were affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for sustain at a local hotel.

  • Police to probe whether attack was terrorism related

    Norwegian police declined to comment on the number of casualties, but said they will probe whether the attack amounted to an act of terrorism.

    “It’s natural to consider whether this was an act of terror,” police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters but insisted the man had not however been questioned.

  • Update: Police say five dead

    A man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said.

    The police chief in the town of Kongsberg said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not elaborate.

    Two other people were wounded and hospitalized in intensive care, including an officer who was off duty and inside the shop where the attack took place, police said.

  • speculate in custody

    Police believe the speculate acted alone as they described the incident as “serious”.

    “The man has been apprehended,” police chief, Øyvind Aas, told reporters.

    “From the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone.

    “Several people have been injured and several are dead.”

    Aas did not rule whether it was potentially a terror attack, adding “time will tell”.



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