The Police of Norway reported today that the man who carried out a bow and arrow attack yesterday in the city center of Kongsberg used other weapons. However, it was not detailed what type they were.
It was also indicated that the five deaths most likely occurred after the not nrdico met the 37-year-old man for the first time. “From what we know so far, it seems clear that the aggressor killed some, probably all, after having had contact with the police for the first time”, said the commissioner of this district of Norway, Ole Bredrup Sverud.
In order to stop the attack and arrest the attacker in this city near Oslo, the capital of Norway, special police forces and even helicopters were deployed. Nevertheless, After that first contact, the man shot arrows at the agents and managed to escape. A few minutes later, he was arrested, but the Police reported that he had to fire warning shots in order to apprehend him.
Following the arrest, the suspect was interrogated throughout the night. Although his identity was not disclosed, more details were made public: he is Danish, he had converted to Islam and there were concerns about his radicalization.
“The police were in contact with him before, there was a concern related to his radicalization. But we have not registered any notice in 2021,” Sverud said. However, As the man refused to state the reasons for his attack, the Police cannot confirm that it was a terrorist attack, although everything points to it. This will take time, the commissioner advanced.
This assault was the deadliest in a decade in Norway. The previous one had occurred in June 2011, when a far-right extremist killed 77 people, mostly teenagers who were in a youth camp.