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Several people have been killed, injured, and critically wounded in a bow and arrow attack near Norway's capital, police say

Several people have been killed, injured, and critically wounded in a bow and arrow attack near Norway's capital, police say

Authorities in Copenhagen said a man armed with arrows and bow killed five people in 'the Norwegian capital of Oslo' on Wednesday night. He was later arrested.

The police chief in Kongsberg said there was a confrontation between officers and the assailant, but he declined to give further details. Two other people, including an off duty officer who was inside the shop where the attack took place, were injured and taken to intensive care, according to police.

The man who carried out the crime has been arrested by the police, and there is no active search for more people. According to the police chief, there is only one person behind this, Oeying Aas said.

Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg called the attack gruesome and said it was too early to speculate on the mans motive. In an interview with Norwegian news agency NTB, Jonas Gahr Stoere, the prime minister-designate, described the assault as a cruel and brutal act.

Around 6:30 p.m., police were alerted to the attack and arrested the suspect about 20 minutes later. The town is situated 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.

According to police, the suspect walked around the city shooting at people with arrows.

The man has not been interrogated yet, according to Aas.

City officials invited people affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for support at a local hotel.

The attack follows a ten-year anniversary when Anders Behring Breivik, aka 'Anders Breich', set off sand in Oslos government district and then carried out retaliation for launching heists at the summer camp of the left-wing Labor Party's youth organization on Utoya island. 77 people were killed and Norway was wracked by violence on July 22, 2011.

Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence under Norwegian law, but his sentence may be extended if hes considered a social risk.

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