Dane detained in Norway suspected of an attack on the arc over a small town that killed five people and injured two others is a Muslim convert who had previously been reported as radicalized, adpolice said.
"There had previously been concerns about the radicalization of the man," Police Chief Ole said. B Sæverud said at a press conference. The victims were four women and a man between the ages of 50 and 70, he said.
The man is suspected of shooting people at several locations in the town of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening. Several of the victims were in a supermarket, police said.
Norwegian news agency NTB quoted police as saying the suspect also used 'other weapons.
There was a confrontation between the police and the attacker in connection with the arrest, police said but no 'gave no details.
Both the hospitalized victims are in intensive care. Among them, a policeman on leave who iswas inside the store. Their condition was not immediately known.
Police said officers responding to the incident were also hit by arrows.
The suspect is the subject of preliminary charges, which is far from formal charges. Police believe he acted alone.
Police were alerted to the attack around 6.15pm on Wednesday and arrested the suspect approximately 30 minutes later .
Police spokesman Øyvind Aas said: "We will come back to a more detailed deion of the course of events when we have a better view overall of what happened… This is a very serious and widespread situation, and it naturally affects Kongsberg and those who live here.
Prime Minister-designate Jonas Gahr Støre, due to take office on Thursday, called the attack "horrific ".
" It 's unreal. But the reality is that five people have been killed, many are injured and many are in shock, ”he told Norwegian TV station NRK.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tweeted that he was " shocked and saddened by the tragic news from Norway ".
City officials said the main church was open to anyone in need of support.
Kongsberg, a small town of about 26,000 inhabitants, is about 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Oslo.