Norway bow and arrow attack kills 5; Danish man arrested

Five people have been killed and two others critically injured in a bow and arrow attack near the Norwegian capital of Oslo. The suspect, a 37-year-old Danish man living in Norway, has been arrested.

“There are several injured and also dead,” the police chief in the town Kongsberg, Øyvind Aas, said at a press conference on Wednesday night, according to Norwegian broadcaster NRK.

According to police, the suspected perpetrator walked around the city shooting at people with a bow and arrows.

Two other people were injured, including an off-duty officer.

Aas said police fired warning shots as they tried to arrest the suspect.

The incoming Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, has been briefed on the situation.

The motive behind the attack is unclear and authorities have not ruled out terrorism. The police agency has ordered officers to temporarily arm themselves. Investigators do not believe there are any outstanding suspects.

Kongsberg is 130 kilometres west of Oslo.

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