Norway bow and arrow attack: Man held after multiple killed and more injured in horror rampage

SEVERAL people have been killed after a maniac went on a rampage with a bow and arrow.

Cops in Kongsberg, Norway, have arrested a man after a number of people were also injured in the horror attack tonight.



A large area of the town was reportedly evacuated and cordoned off after a man opened fire with a bow and arrow.

Local media reported the suspect started shooting at people from inside a Co-op Extra supermarket in the town's west.

Shocked onlookers also spoke of finding a seriously injured woman with an arrow in her body calling out for help in a pool of blood near a traffic junction.

Several more were described as severely injured with unconfirmed reports from the scene suggesting around five people had been killed.

Police believe the suspect acted alone as they described the incident as "serious".

“The man has been apprehended," police chief, Øyvind Aas, told reporters.

"From the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone.

"Several people have been injured and several are dead."

Aas did not rule whether it was potentially a terror attack, adding "time will tell".

The police chief declined to comment on the number of casualties, but said there were “several crime scenes”.

Mayor Kari Anne Sand said a crisis centre had been established in the town adding: “It is a tragedy for all those affected. I am speechless.”

A huge emergency response was seen in the town as medics rushed to help those hurt.

Helicopters, bomb squads and military forces were also deployed.

Police say a man has been arrested and is believed to be being held in city of Drammen.

Those injured were taken for treatment at nearby hospitals.

It has not been confirmed yet how many have been killed.

An investigation is underway.


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