Man with bow and arrow kills 5 in Norway

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Man with bow and arrow kills 5, wounds 2 in Norway​

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Police on a scene 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.
Of note: Police were temporarily ordered to carry firearms in the wake of the attack, breaking with the norm as Norwegian police are typically unarmed, the New York Times noted.
  • "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.
What they're saying: "The reports coming from Kongsberg tonight are horrifying," Prime Minister Erna Solberg told a news conference, per Reuters.
  • "I understand that many people are afraid, but it's important to emphasize that the police are now in control," she added.



My observation:

Horrific, but I wonder if a "good guy with a gun" (cue leftist smirking) had been onsite, this would've been stopped quickly.
 

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what a tragedy.


On a more practical note he must have used broadheads. There is a reason the Geneva convention banned 3 sided blades, almost impossible to sew up.
 

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Surprised this hasn't happened in the US yet. I mean since the 1870s at least...

We gotta have more archers than Norway?
 

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what a tragedy.


On a more practical note he must have used broadheads. There is a reason the Geneva convention banned 3 sided blades, almost impossible to sew up.
I know it's not logical but dang I think I'd rather take a GSW than a broad head hit.
 

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Well those Danes and Norwegians will never get along and the United Nations should vote to occupy Scandinavia.
 

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