On Wednesday, a 37-year-old man shot five people in Kongsberg with a bow-and-arrows. He is of Danish nationality, and has converted to Islam. The police suspect him of radicalization.
On Wednesday, October 13th, five people were killed in archery and two more were injured in Kongsberg in southeastern Norway. After being attacked by arrows, the police arrested the accused perpetrator of the attack that evening. The suspect confessed the facts at Drammen police station overnight.
A 37-year old Danish convert to Islam, and suspect of past radicalization, is the alleged perpetrator of the shootings. He lives in Kongsberg with about 25,000 people, about 80km west of Oslo.
On Thursday, October 14, Officer Ole Bredrup Saevrud stated at a press conference the fact that the man was already the subject“Fears of radicalization in the past” In 2020 and earlier. The officer explained that the fears were rooted in 2020 and earlier, and that they led to a police investigation.
According to information provided by the NRK – the Norwegian public service – the suspect has been convicted multiple times for drug-related and theft offenses. The court ordered him to be taken from his family within six months after he threatened his relative with death.
“We are investigating the incident to confirm whether it was a terrorist attack”Ole Bredrup Saeverud pointed this out. “We are fairly certain that he acted on his own” However, it is important to determine the motive of the attack. “Complicated ” “Will take some time.”
The police didn’t specify the nature or type of the weapons used by the suspect during this unusual attack. On Friday, he is scheduled to appear before a judge for pre-trial custody. The prosecutor in the case stated that he will also need to undergo psychiatric evaluations.
The man “It is explained in detail, he speaks and cooperates with the police »But is “Deeply affected.”According to Fredrik Neumann his lawyer. According to Fredrik Neumann, her mother is Danish. However, it is unknown if she ever lived in Denmark.
Despite several Islamist attacks being stopped in Norway over the past decade, the Scandinavian Kingdom has been subject to two far-right terrorist attacks.
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.
Philip Manshaus shot in a mosque close to Oslo in August 2019. He was overpowered by worshipers but did not suffer any serious injuries. He had shot his Asian-born half-sister before.