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Several dead in Kongsberg after man shoots people with bow and arrows near Oslo

Police in Norway have confirmed the man charged with killing five people and injuring two others in a bow and arrow attack was a Muslim convert it was previously concerned about over signs of radicalisation.

"There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalised," Police chief Ole B Saeverud told a press conference.

The man, who was not further identified, has confessed to going on a rampage in Kongsberg, southwest of the capital Oslo, prosecutor Ann Iren Svane Matthiassen said, adding he was was questioned overnight.

The victims were four women and one man between the ages of 50 and 70, Saeverud added. The man is suspected of having shot at people in a number of locations in the town of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening

In a statement, police said the suspect is a 37-year-old Danish citizen who lives in Kongsberg.

Police prosecutor Ann Irén Svane Mathiassen said other weapons were used during the incident, without giving additional details of the weapons, Norwegian news agency NTB was told.

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Prime Minister calls attack ‘shocking’

Erna Solberg said at a press conference the bow and arrow attack in Norway is “shocking”, according to NRK.

She said the man has been taken to a police station in Drammen but he had not yet been questioned by investigators, who are still working to determine if the attack was an act of terrorism.

At least four people have been killed, with more injured.

Justin Vallejo13 October 2021 21:52
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Prime Minister calls attack ‘shocking’

Erna Solberg said at a press conference the bow and arrow attack in Norway is “shocking”, according to NRK.

She said the man has been taken to a police station in Drammen but he had not yet been questioned by investigators, who are still working to determine if the attack was an act of terrorism.

At least four people have been killed, with more injured.

Justin Vallejo13 October 2021 21:52
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Police arrested attacker after ‘confrontation’, reports say

Authorities are still looking into whether the bow and arrow attack was an act of terrorism after police apprehended the suspect in a “confrontation”, according to Norwegian Public Broadcasting.

The attack began about 6.10 pm local time in Kongsberg, an hour outside of Oslo, and ended at least 30 minutes later.

Police believe the man acted alone.

Justin Vallejo13 October 2021 21:38
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Prime Minister and Justice Minister to hold press conference as at least four reported dead

The outgoing prime minister Erna Solberg and justice minister, Monica Mæland, are expected to hold a joint press conference shortly to discuss the attack, according to local broadcaster NRK.

The outlet is reporting at least four have been killed in the attack.

Justin Vallejo13 October 2021 21:32
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Prime Minister and Justice Minister to hold press conference as at least four reported dead

The outgoing prime minister Erna Solberg and justice minister, Monica Mæland, are expected to hold a joint press conference shortly to discuss the attack, according to local broadcaster NRK.

The outlet is reporting at least four have been killed in the attack.

Justin Vallejo13 October 2021 21:32
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Witnesses say incident began at Coop Extra Store

“I can confirm that there has been a serious incident in our Coop at Kongsberg,” spokesperson Silje Alisø told VG.

She said that none of their employees are physically injured.

Graeme Massie13 October 2021 21:17
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Norway arms all police officers after atack

The country’s police directorate said it had immediately authorised all officers, who are normally unarmed, to arm themselves with weapons.

“This is an extra precaution. The police have no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level,” the directorate said in a statement.

Graeme Massie13 October 2021 21:10
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Mayor reacts to ‘gruesome’ bow and arrow attack

“This is a gruesome incident, there is nothing else to say. Now we must try to take care of the inhabitants as best we can,” town mayor Kari Anne Sand told TV 2.

She said that the attack took place in the Vestiden area, which has housing, shops and a university campus.

Graeme Massie13 October 2021 20:59
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Police officers cordon off the scene where they are investigating in Kongsberg, Norway after a man armed with bow killed several people before he was arrested by police on October 13, 2021.

"We can unfortunately confirm that there are several injured and also unfortunately several killed in this episode," local police official Oyvind Aas told a news conference.

"The man who committed this act has been arrested by the police and, according to our information, there is only one person involved."

Graeme Massie13 October 2021 20:55
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Norway attack: Several dead and more injured by man with bow and arrows in Kongsberg

Several people were killed and others injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

“The man has been apprehended ... from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters.

Tom Ambrose has the story.

Several dead and more injured by man with bow and arrows in Norway

Several people were killed and others injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

Graeme Massie13 October 2021 20:46

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