The police first reported that it was a stabbing, but on Wednesday morning they changed the theory, writes VG.
– There is no reason to believe that there has been a knife in the picture here. He himself said that he was stabbed, and the person in question was taken to hospital fairly quickly, says Erik Gunnerød in the Southeast police district to the newspaper.
The police spoke to the man, and the action was stepped down after this conversation.
– There has been no active search last night, and as the situation is now, we have no reason to believe that there has been a man out in the woods, he says.
It should only have been about surface injuries, and the man has now been discharged from the hospital. Witnesses found the injured man in his 50s at 6.30 pm on Wednesday and reported to the police.
This led to an armed action by the police, and both dog patrols and helicopters assisted in the search for a perpetrator.
Hikers were asked to stay away from Åletjern and Ugleveien in Skien.