A man armed with a bow and arrow has killed several people and injured others in Kongsberg, Norway, according to the Scandinavian authorities.
After reports of the arrest of the attackers, the police chief in the city, 66 kilometers southwest of the capital Oslo, confirmed a “confrontation” between the police and the man, but did not elaborate on it.
The boss also confirmed that a number of people had died in the incident, but again did not provide any further details.
However, the state broadcaster NRK reported that at least four people were dead.
“The perpetrator was arrested by the police and there is no active search for other people,” said police chief Oeying Aas.
“Based on the information we have, there is a person behind it,” he said.
The incumbent Prime Minister Erna Solberg described the attack as “cruel” and said it was too early to speculate on a motive.
Police were made aware of the attack around 6:30 p.m. local time before arresting the suspect about 20 minutes later.
According to the police, the suspect was walking through the city and shooting arrows at people.
“Several people were injured in stores,” said Aas. “The man has not yet been interviewed.”
City officials have invited people affected by the attack and their families to gather at a local hotel for assistance.
The attack dates back ten years to the attack by right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who set off a bomb in Oslo’s government district before massacring the left-wing Labor Party’s youth organization on the island of Utoya.
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