COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 37-year-old Danish man is in custoday in Norway suspected of a bow-and-arrow assault on a small city that killed 5 individuals and wounded two others, police stated Thursday.
The person, who was not additional recognized, has confessed to occurring a rampage in Kongsberg, southwest of the capital Oslo, prosecutor Ann Iren Svane Matthiassen stated, including he was was questioned in a single day.
A number of of the victims have been in a grocery store, police stated.
The person, who lives in Kongsberg, is thought to the police and has a medical historical past, Svane Matthiassen instructed Norwegian broadcaster TV2.
Norwegian information company NTB cited police as saying the suspect additionally used different weapons.
There was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant in reference to the arrest, police stated however gave no particulars.
Each the hospitalized victims are in intensive care. They embody an off-duty police officer who was inside the shop. Their situation was not instantly recognized.
The suspect is being held on preliminary fees which is a step wanting formal fees. Police imagine he acted alone.
Police have been alerted to the assault round 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and arrested the suspect about half-hour later. The group of some 26,000 inhabitants is about 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.
Police spokesman Oeyvind Aas stated that they “we are going to return to a extra detailed description of the course of occasions when we now have a greater overview of what occurred.”
“It goes with out saying that it is a very severe and in depth scenario, and it naturally impacts Kongsberg and people who reside right here,” he stated. .