According to report reaching oyogist.com,
Danish man Espen Andersen Brathen has been charged with the murders and will be assessed by forensic psychiatric experts, the killings of five people in Norway by a man armed with a bow and arrows “appears to be an act of terrorism”, the country’s security agency has said.
Four women and one man were killed during the rampage in the town of Kongsberg, with a police officer among three others injured.
And police revealed the attacker broke into some of his victims’ homes and killed them there, with people seemingly randomly targeted.
“The dead were found outside and were found inside the residential house,” police lawyer Ann Iren Svane Mathiassen told state broadcaster NRK.
“We have information that the perpetrator entered homes where he committed murder.”Advertisement
Asked if he knew the victims, she said: “According to the information we have, and the way we perceive the case, these are completely random victims.”
A statement issued by PST, Norway’s security service, said: “The incidents in Kongsberg appear at the moment to be an act of terrorism, but the investigation, which is led by the South-East police district, will clarify in more detail what the incidents were motivated by.”
It said the terrorism threat in Norway had not changed from “moderate”.
“At the same time, PST is working to investigate whether what has happened could inspire others to commit serious acts of violence, in the form of follow-up actions, revenge actions and more,” the statement said, before adding that the service “does not currently have information that that is the case”.
“The accused in the case is known to PST from before, without PST being able to provide further details about him.”
The attacker managed to get away from officers who initially confronted him after firing arrows at them.