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Norwegian bow and arrow attacks: what we know so far about the Kongsberg killings | Norway

  • A Danish man in his 30s was arrested and charged after five people were killed and two others injured in a series of bow and arrow attacks in Norway.

  • The attack took place around 6:15 p.m. local time on Wednesday in the suspect’s hometown of Kongsberg, about 80 kilometers southwest of the capital Oslo. It is believed to have started in or near a Coop store in the city center.

  • One witness described a man “standing in the corner with arrows in a quiver on his shoulder and a bow in hand.”

  • The suspect was arrested after what police called a “showdown” about 20 minutes after the attacks began.

  • Police said there were several crime scenes spread over “a large area” of the city and that the man in custody “is the only person involved” so far.

  • The Norwegian national police leadership said it had ordered officers across the country to carry firearms.

  • Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg described the reports of the attack as “horrifying” and said it was too early to speculate on the motive of the man. Prime Minister-designate Jonas Gahr Støre, who is expected to take office on Thursday, called the assault “a cruel and brutal act.”

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