A Danish man detained in Norway is a Muslim convert previously flagged for intensification on suspicion of a bow and arrow attack on a small town that killed five and injured two. Police said on Thursday.
“In the past, I was worried that men might have radicalized,” police chief Ole B. Saveld said at a news conference.
The victims were four women and one man between the ages of 50 and 70, Saeverud said.
Norwegian police say a man with a bow and arrow killed several and others were injured
The man is suspected of shooting people in many parts of the town of Kongsburg on Wednesday night. Some of the victims were in the supermarket, police said.
The Norwegian news agency NTB quoted police that the suspect also used other weapons.
Police said there was a “conflict” between the police and the perpetrators in connection with the arrest, but did not provide details.
Both hospitalized victims are in the intensive care unit. They include off-duty police officers who were in the store. Their condition was not immediately known.
Police said police officers in response to the incident were also shot with arrows.
The suspect has been detained in a preliminary indictment that is one step short of a formal indictment. Police believe he acted alone.
Police were warned of an attack on Wednesday at about 6:15 pm and arrested the suspect about 30 minutes later.
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“Once we have a better overview of what happened, we’ll return to a more detailed account of the course of the event,” police spokesman Oeyvind Aas said.
“This naturally affects Kongsberg and the people who live here, not to mention a very serious and widespread situation,” he said.
Jonas Gahr Stoere, who was appointed prime minister to take office late Thursday, called the attack “terrifying.”
“This is unrealistic, but in reality, five people were killed, many were injured, and many were shocked,” Gahr Stoere told Norwegian broadcaster NRK Thursday.
“I am shocked and saddened by the tragic news from Norway,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote on Twitter.
Town officials said the major churches are open to anyone in need.
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Kongsburg, a small town with a population of about 26,000, is about 66 km (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.
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