Suspected bow and arrow attack kills five in Kongsberg, Norway


Oct. 13 (UPI) — Five people died and two others were injured Wednesday in a suspected bow and arrow attack in southern Norway, local police said.

The Kongsberg police department said that of the two people transported to the hospital for treatment was an off-duty police officer.


Police Inspector Øyvind Aas said authorities arrested the suspected attacker, who used what they believed to be a bow and arrow. The suspect was transported to Drammen police station.

Aas said the single suspect acted alone.

Authorities said they first received reports of the shootings at 6:13 p.m. in Kongsberg, which is about 50 miles southwest of the capital of Oslo. Police arrested the armed man at 6:47 p.m.

Police said the perpetrators moved over a large area in the city, prompting officials to block off several areas.