য়Reuters Kingsberg, Norway, 1 October 2021 – An arrow is found in a wall after a man has killed several people and injured others using a bow and arrow.
OSLO (Reuters) – A 37-year-old Danish man was suspected in a bow-and-arrow attack in the Norwegian town of Konsberg in a rare case of genocide in Norway, police said on Thursday.
Two people, including a duty police officer, were injured in the attack on Wednesday evening. Https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/man-kills-several-people-norway-bow-arrow-attacks-police 13, which took place at various locations in the city, 68 km (42 miles) southwest of the capital Oslo.
“Police are giving this information because of all the rumors on social media about those who are not involved in this serious act,” police said in a statement.
Police said the suspect was believed to be working alone.
They said nothing about possible motives.
The death toll from the most attacks in Norway since 2011 was the worst, when right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed people, most of them teenagers in youth camps.
The AfghanPosten newspaper quoted police as saying the attack lasted more than half an hour across a “large area” of Konsberg.
A woman living near the store said she heard an alarm on her way home.
“I saw a group of police officers, one of whom had several arrows in his hand,” the woman, Merritt Howfel, told the newspaper.
Investigators are considering whether the attack was a terrorist act and say they will provide details of Thursday’s incident.
His suspect’s lawyer said police were questioning the suspect and he was cooperating.
“He is collaborating and giving a detailed statement about this event,” lawyer Frederick Newman told public broadcaster NRK.
A bow and arrow were used in at least several of the attacks, police said, investigating whether they used another weapon.
One of the crime scenes shows an arrow stuck in the wall of a wooden paneled building.
The municipality of Konsberg is home to about 28,000 people.
After the attack, the police department said it had instructed officers across the country to carry firearms. Norwegian police are usually unarmed but officers have guns when needed.
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