This strange story of a man in Norway murdering people with a bow and arrow broke yesterday but at the time it wasn’t clear if the person responsible was just a random crazy person or was motivated by some particular ideology. Now it’s looking more like the latter. It appears the attacker is a convert to Islam who police had received reports about in the past aka a known wolf.
After reports streamed in of a man roaming the town center shooting at people with a bow and arrow, law enforcement officers in Kongsberg, southwest of Oslo, arrested a 37-year-old man whom authorities later identified as Espen Andersen Brathen. An initial court proceeding was set to take place Friday after police, who said the man appeared to be acting alone, charged him on Thursday.
“The incidents in Kongsberg currently appear to be a terrorist act, but the investigation … will clarify in more detail,” said the police security service, known as PST. Its statement added that the threat level in Norway had not changed and remained moderate.
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