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Norway: Several killed, injured in bow-and-arrow attack

Several people were killed and others injured Wednesday by a man with a bow and arrow in Norway, according to authorities who arrested the alleged attacker.

Armed with the Robin Hood-style weapon, the unidentified assailant allegedly walked around wreaking havoc on the small town of Kongsberg on Wednesday night, said local Police Chief Øyvind Aas.

“The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” Aas said, according to the UK Guardian. “Several people have been injured and several are dead.”

According to police in Norway, the suspected attacker has been arrested.
According to police in Norway, the suspected attacker has been arrested.
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An arrow is seen in a wall after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway.
An arrow is seen in a wall after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway.
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He declined to say how many fatalities but noted there were “several crime scenes” that emerged as the assailant moved around the city, shooting arrows at people.

A large swath of the town, located 50 miles outside the country’s capital, Oslo, had been roped off Wednesday night after armed cops and helicopters rushed to the scene.

The injured victims were taken to a hospital and the city’s crisis team was helping others in distress on Wednesday.

Police at the scene of where a man killed and injured several people with a bow and arrow in Kongsberg, Norway on October 13, 2021.
Police at the scene where a man killed and injured several people with a bow and arrow in Kongsberg, Norway, on October 13, 2021.
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“We are helping with national assistance resources such as police helicopters, bomb squads, and crews from the Emergency Response Troop, said Unni Grøndal, an Oslo police spokesperson.

Other details, including motive, were not immediately known Wednesday.

With Post wires