OSLO, October 14 (Hfrance.fr) - A 37-year-old Danish citizen is suspected of having killed five people in an archery attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg in uA rare incident of massacre in Norway, police said Thursday.
Two people, including a police officer on leave, were injured in the Wednesday evening attacks , which took place in various parts of the city, 68 km (42 miles) southwest of the capital, Oslo.
"The police give this information to cause of all the rumors on social networks about people not linked to these very serious acts, "said the police in a statement in which they gave the nationality of the suspect but did not give his identity .
The suspect, who was apprehended, allegedly acted alone, police said.
They didn't say anything about a possible motive.
The death toll was the worst of all the attacks.n Norway since 2011, when far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people, most of them teenagers in a youth camp.
The attacks lasted for more than half an hour in a " large area "of Kongsberg, including at a Coop Extra grocery store, the Aftenposten newspaper said, citing police.
A woman living near the store said she heard alarms on her way home.
" I saw a group of police officers, one of whom was holding several arrows in his hand, "the woman, Marit Hoefle, told the newspaper
Investigators question whether the attacks constituted an act of terrorism, and said they would give a more detailed account of the incident later Thursday.
Police were questioning the suspect and that he was cooperating, said his adefense vocat.
"He is cooperating and making detailed statements regarding this event, " lawyer Fredrik Neumann told public broadcaster NRK.
Bow and arrows were used in at least several of the attacks, police said, adding that they were investigating the use of another weapon. .
Images from one of the crime scenes showed an arrow that appeared to be stuck in the wall of a paneled building.
About 28,000 people live in the municipality of Kongsberg.
Following the attacks, the management police said they ordered officers nationwide to carry guns. Norwegian police are not normally armed, but officers have access to weapons when needed. Report by Terje Solsvik Edited by Robert Birsel
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