The killing of five people in Norway by a man armed with a bow and arrows “appears to be an act of terrorism,” the country’s security agency has said.
Four women and one man were killed during the riot in Kongsberg, with a police officer among others who were injured.
A statement issued by PST, Norway’s security service, said: “The incidents in Kongsberg appear at this time to be an act of terrorism, but the investigation, which is led by the southeast police district, will clarify in more detail what The incidents were motivated by “.
The attacker initially managed to get away from the officers who initially confronted him after shooting arrows at them. A 37-year-old Danish man was arrested around half an hour later at 6.47pm local time.
Police believe that all the murders occurred during that period. They say the suspect had previously been identified for showing signs of radicalization and will now be evaluated by forensic psychiatry experts.