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Suspected bow and arrow attack kills five in Norway

Suspected bow and arrow attack kills five in Norway
Police investigate the site of an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, on Wednesday. Photo by Hakon Mosvold Larsen/EPA-EFE

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Five people died and two others were injured Wednesday in a suspected bow and arrow attack in southern Norway, local police said.

The Kongsberg police department said that of the two people transported to the hospital for treatment was an off-duty police officer.

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Police Inspector √ėyvind Aas said authorities arrested the suspected attacker, who used what they believed to be a bow and arrow. The suspect was transported to Drammen police station.

Aas said the single suspect acted alone.

Authorities said they first received reports of the shootings at 6:13 p.m. in Kongsberg, which is about 50 miles southwest of the capital of Oslo. Police arrested the armed man at 6:47 p.m.

Police said the perpetrators moved over a large area in the city, prompting officials to block off several areas.

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