Norway attack - live: PM holds news conference after man kills at least four with bow and arrows in Kongsberg

Multiple people have been killed and others injured by a man who attacked them with a bow and arrows in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, police say.

The suspect was apprehended after the attack on Wednesday night in the town, which is 50 miles south-west of the country’s capital, Oslo.

“The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” said police chief, Øyvind Aas.

“Several people have been injured and several are dead.”

He added that there were “several crime scenes” but did not confirm the exact number of people killed or injured in the attack in the town of 28,000 residents.

Norway’s minister of justice and public security, Monica Maeland, has received updates on the attacks and was closely monitoring the situation, the ministry said.

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  • Norway attack: Several dead and more injured by man with bow and arrows in Kongsberg

  • Norway arms all police officers after atack

  • Mayor reacts to ‘gruesome’ bow and arrow attack

Prime Minister calls attack ‘shocking’

21:52 , Justin Vallejo

Erna Solberg said at a press conference the bow and arrow attack in Norway is “shocking”, according to NRK.

She said the man has been taken to a police station in Drammen but he had not yet been questioned by investigators, who are still working to determine if the attack was an act of terrorism.

At least four people have been killed, with more injured.

Prime Minister calls attack ‘shocking’

21:52 , Justin Vallejo

Erna Solberg said at a press conference the bow and arrow attack in Norway is “shocking”, according to NRK.

She said the man has been taken to a police station in Drammen but he had not yet been questioned by investigators, who are still working to determine if the attack was an act of terrorism.

At least four people have been killed, with more injured.

Police arrested attacker after ‘confrontation’, reports say

21:38 , Justin Vallejo

Authorities are still looking into whether the bow and arrow attack was an act of terrorism after police apprehended the suspect in a “confrontation”, according to Norwegian Public Broadcasting.

The attack began about 6.10 pm local time in Kongsberg, an hour outside of Oslo, and ended at least 30 minutes later.

Police believe the man acted alone.

Prime Minister and Justice Minister to hold press conference as at least four reported dead

21:32 , Justin Vallejo

The outgoing prime minister Erna Solberg and justice minister, Monica Mæland, are expected to hold a joint press conference shortly to discuss the attack, according to local broadcaster NRK.

The outlet is reporting at least four have been killed in the attack.

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Prime Minister and Justice Minister to hold press conference as at least four reported dead

21:32 , Justin Vallejo

The outgoing prime minister Erna Solberg and justice minister, Monica Mæland, are expected to hold a joint press conference shortly to discuss the attack, according to local broadcaster NRK.

The outlet is reporting at least four have been killed in the attack.

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Witnesses say incident began at Coop Extra Store

21:17 , Graeme Massie

“I can confirm that there has been a serious incident in our Coop at Kongsberg,” spokesperson Silje Alisø told VG.

She said that none of their employees are physically injured.

(NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Norway arms all police officers after atack

21:10 , Graeme Massie

The country’s police directorate said it had immediately authorised all officers, who are normally unarmed, to arm themselves with weapons.

“This is an extra precaution. The police have no indication so far that there is a change in the national threat level,” the directorate said in a statement.

Mayor reacts to ‘gruesome’ bow and arrow attack

20:59 , Graeme Massie

“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,” town mayor Kari Anne Sand told TV 2.

She said that the attack took place in the Vestiden area, which has housing, shops and a university campus.

20:55 , Graeme Massie

Police officers cordon off the scene where they are investigating in Kongsberg, Norway after a man armed with bow killed several people before he was arrested by police on October 13, 2021.

“We can unfortunately confirm that there are several injured and also unfortunately several killed in this episode,” local police official Oyvind Aas told a news conference.

(NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

“The man who committed this act has been arrested by the police and, according to our information, there is only one person involved.”

(NTB/AFP via Getty Images)

Norway attack: Several dead and more injured by man with bow and arrows in Kongsberg

20:46 , Graeme Massie

Several people were killed and others injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

“The man has been apprehended … from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone,” police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters.

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