Police: Bow-and-arrow ‘act of terror’ kills 5 in Norway

Three others were wounded, including an off-duty police officer


By Suzie Ziegler 

KONGSBERG, Norway — A Danish man is in custody after he went on a rampage with a bow and arrow Wednesday night, killing five people and wounding three, reported the Associated Press. An off-duty police officer was among the wounded. 

According to the report, the man began attacking residents at a supermarket in the small town of Kongsberg, about 50 miles from Oslo. The man continued through downtown, possibly with other weapons, before he was arrested 30 minutes after the attack began, police said. 

Norway’s domestic security agency said the incident “currently appears to be an act of terrorism.” The suspect was also already known to police, according to the Associated Press. 

“There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalized,” said Kongsberg’s police chief during a news conference. Police did not elaborate on the radicalization. 

The 37-year-old suspect will now undergo a psychiatric evaluation, police said.

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