‘Several’ people die in Norway after man is attacked with bow and arrow

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Police have confirmed that a gunman with a bow and arrow has killed ‘several’ people in southeast Norway.

Reports say the attacker opened fire at a Coop Extra supermarket west of Kongsberg – 42 miles from the capital Oslo – just before 6:15 p.m. Wednesday evening.

Several people were allegedly injured, including a police officer who was shot in the back with an arrow.

The police chief in Kongsberg said there was a “conflict” between the officers and the attacker, but did not elaborate.

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He said there were several deaths, but did not elaborate.

Norwegian broadcaster NRK reported that at least four people were killed.

Police chief Oeying Aas said, “The man who carried out the incident has been arrested by the police and there has been no active search for more people.

“According to the information we have, there is a person behind this.”

A local broadcaster reported that at least four people were killed.

Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg described the attack as “terrible” and said it was too early to speculate about the man’s motive.

Police were alerted to the attack at around 6:30 PM and arrested the suspect about 20 minutes later.

According to the police, the suspect wandered around the town, shooting at people with arrows.

Mr Aas said several people were injured in the shops.

Mr Aas added that the suspect has not yet been questioned.

Municipal officials invited those affected and their relatives to gather for support at a local hotel.

The attack comes more than a decade after far-right Anders Behring Breivik detonated a bomb in the Oslo government district, followed by an armed massacre at the summer camp of the left-wing Labor Party youth organization on the island of Utoya.

The violence on July 22, 2011 killed 77 people and stunned Norway.

Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum under Norwegian law, but his sentence can be extended as long as he is seen as a danger to society.

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