Oslo: A man armed with a bow and arrow vandalized a Norwegian city on Wednesday, killing several people and injuring several others.
The attack took place in Kongsberg, a city of 26,000 people about 50 miles outside Oslo. One suspect is reported to be in custody.
Police chief Ovind Aas told reporters, “With the information we have now, this person carried out these tasks alone.”
The attack started after 6 pm, when the attacker started making his way through the center of the city. Residents were urged to take shelter inside. Half an hour later, a suspect was taken into custody, police said.
Across the country, Norwegian police, which are usually not armed, were given the right to carry weapons “due to the serious incident in Kongsberg”, officials said in a statement late Wednesday. He told it as a precaution.
“There is currently no concrete indication from the police that there has been a change in the threat level in the country,” the statement said.
Officials did not immediately release information about the suspect.
“It is natural to consider whether this is a terrorist incident,” Chief Aas told a news conference.