A bow and arrow attack in Norway, in the city of Kongsberg 80 km from Oslo, left 5 dead and 2 injured. This was announced by the local police chief, Oeyvind Aas, explaining that a man was stopped and that “he acted alone”. Among the wounded, a policeman shot in the back. The city experienced half an hour of terror: the first reports to the police arrived at 18.12 local time. The arrest was made at 18.47, after a clash between the attacker and the police.
The police do not rule out a ” terrorist background ”. The attack took place in a residential area in front of some shops. According to the reconstructions, the action started from a supermarket, Coop Extra in the west of Kongsberg. The man armed with the bow would then have moved to other areas before being neutralized.
” A tragedy for everyone. There are no words to describe it, ” the words of the mayor of Kongsberg, Kari Anne Sand. ” The crisis unit is up and running, we try to help everyone involved, ” Sand added.
Late in the evening, outgoing Prime Minister Erna Solberg explained that “the situation is under control” and “the police are investigating whether or not it is a terrorist act.” The police are investigating why this happened and are making all necessary resources available ”, continued Solberg, explaining that ” incoming Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store has been informed of the incident ”.
The aggressor ” carried out horrific acts against several people. Now it is very important that the police do their job ”, added Solberg, saying to herself ” shocked by the incident ”, struck by the ” gruesome news coming ” and aware “that many people are afraid ”.