Two additional people were also hurt and had to be hospitalized. In the past, police had been in contact the suspect.
At this point, investigators are not able to rule out terrorist motivation. Norwegian police arrested a Dane, aged 37, suspected of being the attacker in the bow and arrow attack which left five people dead and injured in Konsberg (in the south-east).
According to a statement by Norwegian police, the suspect was arrested in short order after the incident.
Earlier in the evening, the head of the local police force, Øyvind Aas, reported at a press briefing that five people were dead and two injured. The two injured were hospitalized in critical care units but, according to Øyvind Aas, there is no indication that their lives are in danger. One of the victims was a policeman off duty. He was at a supermarket where the attack took place.
“According to all information, there is only one person who was involved in these acts.”The policeman added, Therefore, no other suspect is being sought.
Norwegian police presented Thursday the attacker of the attack to a Danish convert, who they had previously been in touch with. “Fears about radicalization”. “There have been concerns about radicalization before”Norwegian police official Ole Bredrup Saeverud stated at a press conference. He said that these fears have prompted follow-up and date back to 2020, among other years. “We didn’t have any report on him before 2021, but after”The police officer explained that he understood.
The suspect was informed by police at 613 p.m. on Wednesday. Police arrested him at 6:47 and took him to Drammen’s police station. A AFP correspondent pointed out that Kongsberg was a small, 25,000-strong town located 80 km west of Oslo. Access to the crime scene was restricted by a police perimeter and agents. Many media outlets have published photos of black and white arrows of competition, either on the ground or firmly embedded in walls.
Hansine, a woman partially witness to the attack, stated that she heard a commotion but saw a woman taking cover.“A man in the corner with arrows in his quiver on his shoulders and a bow held in his hand.. “Afterwards, I saw people running for their lives. One of them was a woman who held a child by the hand ”She testified before the channel.
“These events shaken us”Prime Minister Erna solberg stated that her last day in office was. She will give up her post on Thursday to Labor Jonas Gahr Støre, winner of the September 13 legislative elections.
Officers, who are normally unarmed, will be allowed to carry weapons in Norway’s Police Directorate. Norway, a nation that is peaceful and has always been peaceful, has been the subject of far-right attacks in the past.
On July 22, 2011, Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people by detonating a bomb near the seat of government in Oslo, killing eight, before opening fire on a Labor Youth rally on the island of Utøya, causing 69 other victims.
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Philip Manshaus shot in a mosque close to Oslo in August 2019. He was overpowered by worshipers and did not suffer any serious injuries. His Asian adoptive half-sister had been racially raped by him before. Multiple plans for Islamist attacks were also stopped.