A man armed with a bow and arrows has caused several deaths and injuries in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg (southwest of Oslo), according to the first police reports.
The aggressor has been stopped and it is believed that he acted alone, according to these sources, who have not given more information about the individual or his possible motives.
“The man who perpetrated the events has been detained by the police and there is no active search for more people. Based on the information we have, it is only one person who is behind what happened,” he said at a press conference. Øyvind Aas, chief of police of the town of Drammen.
The police had reported hours before an action in the center of Kongsberg and had asked residents not to leave their homes after finding that a person had been shot with an arrow.
Several police units, including helicopters and a group of specialists antiexplosivos they were mobilized.
According to the Norwegian police, the individual traveled through various areas attacking people before being arrested.
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 facts, although for the moment the police consider that it is too early to know if it is a terrorist act.