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5 killed and 2 injured in attack in Norway, police say

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Five people were killed and two injured during a violent armed attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg, police said late Wednesday.

The two injured people, which included an off-duty police officer, were undergoing treatment at a hospital, police said.

The male suspect, thought to have been carrying a bow and arrow, has been detained. He appeared have been acting alone and police were not searching for further suspects.


The attack occurred at around 6:30 p.m. in Kongsberg, located some 50 miles southwest of Oslo. The first reports came in at around 6:13 p.m., the police chief on duty, Oyvind Aas, said in a news conference.

The perpetrator was said to have struck in several parts of the city, including a grocery store.

The suspect's motives were initially unclear. It was too early to say whether the act was motivated by terrorism, police said.

Details of the attacker's identity have not been released. The police chief also did not divulge details about the victims.