Town rocked by night of terror as man goes on bow and arrow rampage in Norway – many dead

Norway: Emergency services attend scene of bow and arrow attack

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The unnamed suspect reportedly began firing the weapon into a Co-Op supermarket in the small mining town of Kongsberg – about 80 miles from the capital Oslo. He was later detained by police – who said they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the attack.

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Multiple people were killed during the rampage

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This evening, police chief Oeyvind Aas confirmed that they could not rule out terrorism as a motivation for the attack – which happened over a “wide area”.

He also confirmed that no Co-Op employees were injured in the attack.

The top cop also revealed that the suspect was arrested after a “confrontation” with police officers – but said that none of his officers were injured.

“The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” he added.


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Police at the scene

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“Several people have been injured and several are dead.”

The attack took place in an area called Vestsiden with housing, shops and a university campus, mayor Kari Anne Sand told TV 2.

She added: “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.”


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Police at the scene

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Twitter user ikke said: “There is a guy with bow and arrow shooting at people just outside my apartment wtf.

“Police and multiple helicopters are here.”

Andreas Fagerbakke wrote: “Several people killed and injured in Kongsberg, Norway. 60 km from where I live.

“A man was walking around shooting people with a bow and arrow. What a crazy world we live in.”


Arrow allegedly from the scene

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Journalist Philip O’Connor claimed that police are due to hold “a press conference at 9pm BST”.

He claimed that the attack reportedly began at around 1830 CET (5.30pm UK time) and that the suspect “fired into a convenience store/supermarket”.

After news of the attack emerged “ambulances and armed police” were deployed from Norway’s capital, he said.

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He added: “(The)suspect has been taken to Drammen, about 40km back towards Oslo. Kongsberg is a mining town of about 26,000 people.”

Police told Local News Outlet that there were no active searches further suspects after the initial arrest.

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