Man with bow and arrow kills 5, wounds 2 in Norway
Police work at the scene where a man armed with bow killed several people before he was arrested by police in Kongsberg, Norway on Oct. 13. Photo: Torstein Be/NTB/AFP via Getty Images
A man armed with a bow and arrow killed five people and injured two others in an attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, southwest of the capital of Oslo, Reuters reported.
Why it matters: This is the deadliest attack to take place in Norway since 2011, when a far-right extremist went on a shooting rampage and killed 77 people, per Reuters.
The big picture: The suspect is in police custody, having been apprehended about 30 minutes after the attack began, according to the BBC.
- The attacks happened over a large area of the town, according to The Guardian, and several parts of the city have been temporarily cordoned off by police for evidence gathering, per the BBC.
- Police believe the man acted alone but will investigate whether the attack constituted terrorism, as they seek to determine a motive, Reuters reported.
- Police are also investigating whether other weapons were used, per Reuters.
- "The police currently have no concrete indications that there is a change in the threat level in the country," the police directorate said in a statement.
- "I understand that many people are afraid, but it's important to emphasize that the police are now in control," she added.
Horrific, but I wonder if a "good guy with a gun" (cue leftist smirking) had been onsite, this would've been stopped quickly.