Several killed in Norway bow-and-arrow massacre



A man armed with a bow-and-arrow has killed several people and wounded others in Kongsberg, Norway, according to authorities in the Scandinavian country.

Following reports of the assailants arrest, the police chief of the town, which lies 41 miles to the south-west of capital Oslo, confirmed there had been a “confrontation” between police officers and the man, but didn’t elaborate further.

The chief also confirmed a number of people had died in the incident, but again didn’t divulge any other details.

The country’s broadcaster NRK, however, reported that at least four people were dead.

“The man who carried out the act has been arrested by the police, and there is no active search for more people,” police chief Oeying Aas said.

“Based on the information we have, there is one person behind this,” he said.

Acting prime minister Erna Solberg described the attack as “gruesome” and said it was too early to speculate on a motive.

Police were alerted to the attack around 6:30pm local time, before arresting the suspect approximately 20 minutes later.

According to police, the suspect walked around the city shooting at people with arrows.

“Several people were wounded in shops,” Mr Aas said. “The man has not been questioned yet.”

City officials have invited people who were affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for support at a local hotel.

The attack comes 10 years on from right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik’s attack, who set off a bomb in Oslo’s government district before carrying out a shooting massacre at the summer camp of the left-wing Labour Party’s youth organisation on Utoya island.

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