‘At least 4 dead’ as man held after going on Norway bow and arrow rampage

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A man has gone on a rampage with a bow and arrow in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, leaving multiple dead.

Norway Police have confirmed a suspect has been arrested, with crime scenes in several locations.

Police attended the scene after receiving several messages from people in the Kongsberg centre that a person was moving around with a weapon believed to be a bow and arrow at around 6.13 pm.

The suspect marauded around the town, south of the capital Oslo, for around 30 minutes firing randomly before he was apprehended.

At least four people are thought to have been killed while many others were also injured during the attack. It is believed the authorities are probing whether there was a terror motive.

Police Chief Oeyvind Aas said: "The man has been apprehended…from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone.

"Several people have been injured and several are dead."

The town's mayor Kari Anne Sand said: "This is a gruesome incident, there is nothing else to say. Now we must try to take care of the inhabitants as best we can."

The perpetrator moved over a large area in Kongsberg centre as police forces are in place across the area.

Witnesses say the terrifying incident began at the Coop Extra Store. Emergency calls were made at 6.13pm local time while pictures of discarded arrows were spread on social media.

Local residents have said they have seen police cars and helicopters in the area as they have been warned to stay indoors.

A large area of the city remains cordoned off.

Mayor of Kongsberg, Kari Anne Sand said: "The municipality sets crisis staff. The situation is confusing, but we follow it closely."

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Minister of Justice Monica Mæland has been informed about the case, according to NRK.

Press officer Unni Grøndal in the Oslo Police District said: "We assist with national assistance resources such as police helicopters, bomb squads and crews from the Emergency Response Troop."

Drammen hospital is on standby and that they are working to get an overview of the situation.

The suspect is understood to be being held in the city of Drammen, around 25 miles away.

The municipality is home to 28,000 people including 127 Brits, according to the most recent data.

It is just over a decade since far-right terrorist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in Norway's capital Oslo and the island of Utøya, many of them children.

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