AT least four people have reportedly been killed after a maniac went on a rampage with a bow and arrow.
Cops in Kongsberg, Norway, have arrested a man after a number of people were also injured in the horror attack tonight.
A suspect is being held by police[/caption]
Cops have arrested a suspect[/caption]
A large area of the town was reportedly evacuated and cordoned off after a man opened fire with a bow and arrow.
Local media reported the suspect started shooting at people from inside a Coop Extra supermarket in the town’s west.
Shocked onlookers also spoke of finding a seriously injured woman with an arrow in her body calling out for help in a pool of blood near a traffic junction.
Several more were described as severely injured as broadcaster NRK reported at least four people had been killed.
One witness tweeted: “There is a guy with bow and arrow shooting at people just outside my apartment wtf. Police and multiple helicopters are here.”
Police believe the suspect acted alone as they described the incident – which broke out just before 6.30pm local time (5.30pm BST) – as “serious”.
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“The man has been apprehended,” police chief, Øyvind Aas, told reporters.
“From the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone.
“Several people have been injured and several are dead.”
Read our Norway attacks live blog for the latest updates
The police chief declined to comment on the number of casualties, but said there were “several crime scenes”.
Authorities are still looking into whether the bow and arrow attack, which lasted for 30 minutes, was an act of terrorism. Cops apprehended the lone assassin in a “confrontation”, local media reports.
Mayor Kari Anne Sand said a crisis centre had been established in the town adding: “It is a tragedy for all those affected. I am speechless.”
The attack happened on the eve of a new government taking power Norway.
Outgoing prime minister Erna Solberg said the mass murder would not affect the handover and the new prime minister would be sworn in as planned.
Solberg said at a press conference the bow and arrow attack in Norway is “shocking”, according to NRK.
A huge emergency response was seen in the town as medics rushed to help those hurt.
Helicopters, bomb squads and military forces were also deployed.
Police say a man has been arrested and is believed to be being held in city of Drammen.
Those injured were taken for treatment at nearby hospitals.
It has not been confirmed yet how many have been killed.
An investigation is underway.
Multiple people have been killed after a man opened fire with a bow and arrow[/caption]
Part of the town was evacuated and cordoned off[/caption]
An investigation is underway[/caption]
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