A man using a bow and arrow murdered several people and injured others in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, according to local authorities.
‘We can regretfully confirm that numerous people have been injured and several people have been killed as a result of this incident,’ said local police chief Oyvind Aas at a press conference.
‘The man who did this atrocity has been apprehended by the police, and there is just one person involved, according to our information.’
‘The man has been apprehended… based on the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,’ police chief Oeyvind Aas said.
He wouldn’t say how many people were killed.
The cause for the incident, which occurred in multiple locations throughout Kongsberg’s town center, is unknown, but officials are believed to be investigating a possible terror motive.
According to police, the attacks took place over a “wide area” of Kongsberg as the suspect travelled through the town. The attacker opened fire from inside a Coop Extra supermarket in the town’s west, according to local media.
Officers have cordoned off huge sections of the town, which has a population of roughly 28,000 people and is located in southeastern Norway.
The suspect was escorted to a police station in the nearby town of Drammen, according to authorities, but no additional information about him was provided.
Aas stated, ‘There is no active search for other people.’
The injured have been sent to a hospital. However, neither the number of injured nor their condition were known at the time.
Norway’s minister of justice and public security, Monica Maeland, has received updates on the attacks and was closely monitoring the situation, the ministry said.