A Danish man who is in custody in Norway suspected of a bow-and-arrow assault on a small city that killed 5 folks and wounded two others is a Muslim convert who had beforehand been flagged as having being radicalized, police stated Thursday.

“There earlier had been worries of the man having been radicalized,” Police chief Ole B. Saeverud informed a news convention.

The victims have been 4 girls and one man between the ages of fifty and 70, Saeverud stated.


Police stroll on the scene after an assault in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several folks have been killed and others injured by a person armed with a bow and arrow in a city west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix by way of AP)

The man is suspected of getting shot at folks in a variety of places within the city of Kongsberg on Wednesday night. Several of the victims have been in a grocery store, police stated.

Norwegian news 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.

Both the hospitalized victims are in intensive care. They embrace an off-duty police officer who was inside the shop. Their situation was not instantly identified.

Police stated officers responding to the incident have been additionally shot at with arrows.

The suspect is being held on preliminary costs, which is a step wanting formal costs. Police consider he acted alone.

Police work at the scene where an arrow was shot into a wall in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Torstein Bøe/NTB via AP)

Police work on the scene the place an arrow was shot right into a wall in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. (Torstein Bøe/NTB by way of AP)

Police have been alerted to the assault round 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and arrested the suspect about half-hour later.


Police spokesman Oeyvind Aas stated that “we will return to a more detailed description of the course of events when we have a better overview of what happened.”

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Prime Minister-designate Jonas Gahr Stoere, who is predicted to take workplace later Thursday, known as the assault “horrific.”

“This is unreal. But the reality is that five people have been killed, many are injured and many are in shock,” Gahr Stoere informed Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Thursday.

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote on Twitter that he was “shocked and saddened by the tragic news coming from Norway.”

Town officers stated the principle church was open to anybody in want of assist.

Kongsberg, a small city of some 26,000 inhabitants, is about 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.