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World Danish man held over deadly bow-and-arrow attack in Norway

11:06  14 october  2021
11:06  14 october  2021 Source:   msn.com

Custody hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow suspect

  Custody hearing for Norway bow-and-arrow suspect KONGSBERG, Norway (AP) — The suspect in a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people and wounded three in a quiet Norwegian town this week is facing a custody hearing Friday. He won't appear in court because he has confessed to the killings and has agreed to being held in custody. Espen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen was arrested Wednesday night, 30 minutes after he began his deadly rampage targeting random people. Police have described the attack as an act of terror.

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 37-year-old Danish man is in custody in Norway suspected of a bow-and-arrow attack on a small town that killed five people and wounded two others, police said Thursday.

Police walk at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Police walk at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP) An arrow is seen in a wall after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB via AP) © Provided by Associated Press An arrow is seen in a wall after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Håkon Mosvold Larsen/NTB via AP)

The man, who was not further identified, has confessed to going on a rampage in Kongsberg, southwest of the capital Oslo, prosecutor Ann Iren Svane Matthiassen said, adding he was was questioned overnight.

Danish man suspected of killing five with bow-and-arrow in Norway

  Danish man suspected of killing five with bow-and-arrow in Norway Danish man suspected of killing five with bow-and-arrow in NorwayTwo people, including an off-duty police officer, were wounded in the Wednesday evening attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/man-kills-several-people-norway-bow-arrow-attacks-police-say-2021-10-13, which took place in different locations in the town, 68 km (42 miles) southwest of the capital, Oslo.

Police Chief Oeying Aas, head of the operations unit in the Buskerud police, speaks at a press conference after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. (Terje Pedersen/NTB via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Police Chief Oeying Aas, head of the operations unit in the Buskerud police, speaks at a press conference after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. (Terje Pedersen/NTB via AP)

Several of the victims were in a supermarket, police said.

The man, who lives in Kongsberg, is known to the police, Svane Matthiassen told Norwegian broadcaster TV2.

Norwegian news agency NTB cited police as saying the suspect also used other weapons.

There was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant in connection with the arrest, police said but gave no details.

Norway court to decide on detention of bow-and-arrow attacker

  Norway court to decide on detention of bow-and-arrow attacker Norway court to decide on detention of bow-and-arrow attackerEspen Andersen Braathen, a 37-year-old Danish citizen who has lived for most of his life in Norway's Kongsberg municipality where the attacks https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/man-kills-several-people-norway-bow-arrow-attacks-police-say-2021-10-13 took place on Wednesday, has acknowledged killing the victims, investigators have said.

Police work at the scene where an arrow was shot into a wall in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. (Torstein Bøe/NTB via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Police work at the scene where an arrow was shot into a wall in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. (Torstein Bøe/NTB via AP)

Both the hospitalized victims are in intensive care. They include an off-duty police officer who was inside the store. Their condition was not immediately known.

The suspect is being held on preliminary charges which is a step short of formal charges. Police believe he acted alone.

Police were alerted to the attack around 6:15 p.m. Wednesday and arrested the suspect about 30 minutes later.

An arrow left in a wall after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP) © Provided by Associated Press An arrow left in a wall after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Police spokesman Oeyvind Aas said that “we will return to a more detailed description of the course of events when we have a better overview of what happened.”

Norway attack victims were killed by stabbings, not arrows, police say

  Norway attack victims were killed by stabbings, not arrows, police say The five victims of last week's attack in Norway were all stabbed to death, rather than killed by bow-and-arrow as previously thought, police said Monday. © Terje Bendiksby/NTB/AFP/Getty Images Flowers and candles are placed at a makeshift memorial for the victims of the Kongsberg attack on Stortorvet in Kongsberg, Norway, on October 15, 2021. - The man who killed five people in the bow-and-arrow attack on October 13, 2021 has been handed over to health services, the prosecution said, amid speculation he may have mental health issues.

“It goes without saying that this is a very serious and extensive situation, and it naturally affects Kongsberg and those who live here,” he said.

Prime Minister-designate Jonas Gahr Stoere, who is expected to take office later Thursday, called the attack “horrific.”

“This is unreal. But the reality is that five people have been killed, many are injured and many are in shock ,” Gahr Stoere told Norwegian broadcaster NRK on Thursday.

Norway's Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg, right, and Minister of Justice Monica Mæland, left, speak at a press conference after the police briefing on the attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB via AP) © Provided by Associated Press Norway's Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg, right, and Minister of Justice Monica Mæland, left, speak at a press conference after the police briefing on the attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A man armed with a bow and arrows killed several people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said. (Ole Berg-Rusten/NTB via AP)

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote on Twitter that he was “shocked and saddened by the tragic news coming from Norway.”

Town officials said the main church was open to anyone in need of support.

Kongsberg, a small town of some 26,000 inhabitants, is about 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.

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