A man has been arrested after killing several people with a bow and arrows in the town of Kongsberg, Norway. According to the first information, there are several fatalities, without specifying the figure, in addition to several other injuries of varying degrees. The local police chief has confirmed that they are working on the hypothesis that it is a terrorist act.
The local police chief, Oeyvind Aas, has confirmed that “the man has been arrested. According to the information we have so far, this person has acted alone. Several people have been injured and several more are dead ”, without specifying figures at first.
The police received the first notice of the presence of an armed attacker at 6:13 p.m. and the perpetrator was arrested half an hour later, at 6:47 p.m. After finding the aggressor, there was a dispute with him and he managed to escape, being for a short period of time “out of control”, until he was finally arrested. It has not been revealed whether any agent suffered injuries during the confrontation.
The agent added that “we have several witnesses whom we are going to question.” The detainee has been transferred to the nearby town of Drammen, both relatively close to the capital, Oslo.
According to investigators, the attacker has been moving through a large area during his massacre. “We are not going to give details at the moment about the age or other details of the attacker. We have to work on the details because we are in an initial phase of the investigation, “said the head of the local police.
According to sources from the Coop supermarket chain, a good part of the episode happened around one of its supermarkets in the town of Kongsberg. This is one of the several crime scenes in which the Police are working, which continues not to provide data on victims “out of respect for the family members.” “None of our employees is among the victims,” supermarket sources have indicated.
Several helicopters are circling over the area where the incidents have occurred in this town in Norway, of just over 26,000 inhabitants and near Drammen, of 66,000.