At Least 5 Dead in Bow and Arrow Terror Attack

At Least 5 Dead in Bow and Arrow Terror Attack

( – On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik opened fire and set off bombs in Norway, killing 77 people. Most of the people who died were children and young adults. A little more than a decade later, the country is once again grappling with a terrorist attack.

On Wednesday, October 13, Norwegian police allege Espen Andersen Braathen carried out a series of attacks in the town of Kongsberg. At 6:12 p.m., authorities say they received a call that a man with a bow and arrows was shooting people in the town center. Other calls came into police headquarters letting them know the suspect had hit multiple people. At 6:47 p.m., police were finally able to apprehend the man. Unfortunately, the damage was done.

Braathen allegedly killed five people and injured two, including a police officer. Some of the victims were murdered while they were in their own homes. The attacks appear to be random.

Norwegian Police Security Service Chief Hans Sverre Sjøvold told the press that they’re treating the rampage as an act of terrorism. Authorities are unclear of Braathen’s alleged motives. However, they say he has been on their radar for years.

Wednesday’s terrorist attack is the worst since the 2011 rampage.

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