Five dead in Norway and two injured after man goes on bow and arrow attack

Five dead in Norway and two injured after man goes on bow and arrow attack



Five people have been killed and two more injured in Norway after a man used a bow and arrow to attack them.



The attack which happened in the town of Kongsberg, south-west of the capital Oslo, at 18:13 local time (16:13 GMT), October 13 was carried out by a Danish man aged 37.



Police believe he acted alone, and will investigate whether it was an act of terrorism, a spokesman said.





The attacker is alleged to have launched the assault inside a Coop Extra supermarket on Kongsberg's west side. One of the people injured was an off-duty police officer who was in the shop at the time.


A spokesperson for the super market chain later confirmed a "serious incident" at their store, adding that none of their staff were physically injured.


Local police chief, Oyvind Aas confirmed that the attacker had managed to escape an initial confrontation with police before an arrest was finally made at 18:47 local time, 34 minutes after the attack began.Latest Post
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