At least four dead and several wounded in bow and arrow attack in Norway

At least four people have died and several others have been injured this Wednesday in an attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg in which a man, who allegedly would have fired a bow with arrows, has been detained by the security forces in the city. The attack began, according to witnesses, from inside a car.

“We believe that it is a single person who has committed the deeds. It is natural to analyze whether it is a terrorist act. But the individual has not yet been questioned, “Southwest District Police Chief Øyvind Aas said at a press conference, for whom it is” too early “to speculate on the motive for the event.

The Norwegian police received at 18.13 local time (16.13 GMT) a notice that a man armed with a bow and arrows was moving through the center of that city, and this he was arrested at 6:47 p.m., after a “confrontation” took place.

“There are a lot of crime scenes. This person has moved through a large area of ​​the center where criminal acts have been committed“Aas said about the aggressor’s journey, who also entered a supermarket. During the persecution of the individual, the police asked residents not to leave their homes after verifying that a person had been shot with an arrow .

Several police units, including helicopters and a group of anti-explosive specialists, were mobilized and due to the size of the area through which they moved, police activity is expected “all night”Aas noted.

The General Directorate of Police has activated a temporary order that all agents in the country go armedContrary to the usual norm, although there are currently no “concrete indications” that there may be a change in the level of terrorist threat in the country, it is stated in a statement. The Kongsberg city council has set up a reception center for those affected and mobilized a crisis team to deal with the situation. According to the tabloid VG, the Norwegian intelligence services (PST) have been informed of the events.

It’s a tragedy, it’s horrible. You don’t think something like this could happen in Kongsberg, “said Kari Anne Sand, mayor of this town of about 28,000 inhabitants.

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