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Kongsberg: Several killed in Norway bow and arrow attack Kongsberg: Several killed in Norway bow and arrow attack
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Police have cordoned off large parts of the townPolice have cordoned off large parts of the town
Several people have been killed and others injured in Norway after a man used a bow and arrow to attack them.Several people have been killed and others injured in Norway after a man used a bow and arrow to attack them.
Police announced an incident in the town of Kongsberg south-west of the capital Oslo at around 18:30 local time (17:30 BST). Police announced an incident in the town of Kongsberg south-west of the capital Oslo just before 18:30 local time (17:30 BST).
Chief Oeyvind Aas said a suspect had been caught and seemed to have acted alone.Chief Oeyvind Aas said a suspect had been caught and seemed to have acted alone.
The suspect reportedly moved throughout the town, and authorities have cordoned off several large areas. Officers would not confirm the number of casualties but local media reported at least four were killed.
Media reports say the attacker opened fire at a Coop Extra supermarket on Kongsberg's west side. Residents were ordered to stay indoors. Police will investigate if it was an act of terror, a spokesman said.
The suspect has now been taken to a police station in the town of Drammen, police said. "It is a tragedy for all those affected," Mayor Kari Anne Sand told VG newspaper. "I have no words."
As yet police say the number of casualties is unclear, as is the motive for the attack. The injured have been taken for treatment at nearby hospitals. Media reports say the attacker opened fire inside a Coop Extra supermarket on Kongsberg's west side.
Dozens of emergency vehicles are reportedly at the scene, including ambulances, police cars and helicopters. The suspect reportedly moved throughout the town, and authorities have cordoned off several large areas. Residents were ordered to stay indoors so authorities could examine the scene and gather evidence.
The suspect has now been taken to a police station in the town of Drammen.
Dozens of emergency vehicles are at the scene, including ambulances, police cars and helicopters.
Norway's justice minister Monica Maeland has been informed and is closely monitoring the situation, the ministry tweeted.Norway's justice minister Monica Maeland has been informed and is closely monitoring the situation, the ministry tweeted.
The country's police directorate has ordered all officers nationwide to carry firearms as an extra precaution. Usually police in the country are not armed.
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