A 37-year-old man from Denmark was arrested for allegedly killing five people and injuring two more with a bow and arrow on Wednesday evening (13 October) in Norway.
The police have not yet been able to establish a motive for the attack but said that terrorism could not be ruled out but authorities assured the public that the situation is now under control.
The attacker is said to have launched the bow and arrow attack inside a Coop Extra supermarket on Kongsberg’s west side. One of the injured was an off-duty police officer who was in the shop at the time.
A spokesperson from the chain later confirmed a “serious incident” at their store, adding that none of their employees were physically injured.
Local police officer chief Oyvind Aas confirmed that the attacker had managed to escape an initial confrontation with police before an arrest was made, 34 minutes after the attack.
Oyind Aas, the local Norwegian police chief, confirmed that five people were killed and two were injured. The injured were placed in intensive care units at hospital but their condition does not appear to be critical. One of those injured was an off-duty police officer.
“The man who committed this act has been arrested by the police and, according to our information, there is only one person involved,” said Aas..
Sources: BBC, MSN
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