The police of Norway He said on Wednesday that he does not rule out that the bow and arrow attack that caused several five deaths in Kongsberg (southeast), was a terrorist act.
“When seeing how the events happened, it is natural to assess that it was a terrorist attack”, A local police officer, Øyvind Aas, declared in a statement to the press. “The detained man has not been questioned and it is too early to comment on the motives for the attack.”
“Unfortunately, we can confirm that there are several injuries and also, unfortunately, several deaths,” Øyvind Aas, a local police official, told a news conference.
“The man who committed this act was detained by the police and, as far as we know, there is only one person involved,” he added.
Norwegian police said Wednesday that they did not rule out the attack as a terrorist act.
“Seeing how the events unfolded, it is natural to assess that it was a terrorist attack,” Øyvind Aas declared in a statement to the press.
“The detained man has not been questioned and it is too early to comment on the motives for the attack,” he added.
The attack took place at various locations in the city center of Kongsberg.
The police did not give details about the suspect, except that he is a man and that he was taken to the police station in the neighboring city of Drammen.
“We are not looking for other people,” Øyvind Aas said.
According to the TV2 channel, the man also had a knife and / or several other weapons.
The injured were taken to hospitals. At the moment neither his number nor his status is known.
The incident took place shortly before 6:30 p.m. (4:30 p.m. GMT) in the center of Kongsberg.
On Twitter, local police said witnesses saw a man, armed with a bow and arrows, and that he used them against people.