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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:29 PM

'Several' people killed in Norway bow and arrow attacks, police say

Source: NBC News

A man using a bow and arrow killed several people and wounded others in attacks in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, local police said.

At least four people had been killed in the attacks, public broadcaster NRK and newspaper VG reported, citing unnamed sources.

"The man has been apprehended ... from the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone," police chief Oeyvind Aas told reporters.

"Several people have been injured and several are dead," Aas said. He declined to comment on the number of casualties.

The attacks took place over "a large area" of Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 people in southeastern Norway, 42 miles from the capital, Oslo.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/several-people-killed-norway-bow-arrow-attacks-police-say-n1281466

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Calista241 Wednesday OP
Downtown Hound Wednesday #1
mathematic Wednesday #4
Downtown Hound Wednesday #6
cadoman Wednesday #13
Russian Spook Wednesday #9
Downtown Hound Wednesday #10
C Moon Thursday #16
AZLD4Candidate Wednesday #2
C Moon Thursday #17
DURHAM D Wednesday #3
Shermann Wednesday #7
GulfCoast66 Wednesday #14
muriel_volestrangler Wednesday #5
Midnight Writer Wednesday #8
chowder66 Wednesday #11
czarjak Wednesday #12
Grokenstein Wednesday #15
muriel_volestrangler Thursday #18

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:32 PM

1. In America, he'd use an AR 15 and there would be

30 dead and 70 wounded.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:04 PM

4. Or in Norway he'd use a ruger mini-14 and kill 77 and injure 319

It's not like Norway's laws and culture can't produce a mass shooting matching (or exceeding) anything in America, so whatever point you're trying to make with this hypothetical, you didn't.

Meanwhile this is a story about violence in Norway, not a story about violence in America, and you're under no requirement to minimize it by suggesting it would be worse in America.

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Response to mathematic (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:43 PM

6. LOL. Do you actually think I need to suggest it's worse in America?

America has mass shootings on a nearly daily basis. Norway has had one, the one you mentioned, in the last 10 years. I never said Norway can't have a mass shooting, so you can stop putting words in my mouth. But you'd have to have your head shoved extremely far up your butt to not be aware of that rather basic fact that that gun violence is many times worse in America than it is in not only Norway but virtually every other industrial nation on Earth.

The heavy casualties from Norway's ONE major mass shooting had more to due with the fact that it occurred on an island and the victims had nowhere to run, rather than Norway is just as violent or more violent than the U.S. So don't even try and pretend that this one incident even compares to the nearly daily mass gun violence that the United States has, or that Norway has just as big of a problem or even greater with gun violence than the U.S. does. One single, devastating incident that happened 10 years ago does not compare to the near daily mass shootings that happen in the U.S.





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Response to mathematic (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:00 PM

13. well, they actually did OP a favor by tying the story back to national interest...

...thus satisfying breaking news post rules.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:23 PM

9. And what has that got to do with what happened in Norway?

 

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Response to Russian Spook (Reply #9)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:31 PM

10. Showing that common sense gun control as practiced in Europe

results in lives saved, as this incident, had it occurred in America, would likely have been far worse.

Enjoy what I'm sure will be a very short stay, Russian Spook with 9 posts.

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Response to Downtown Hound (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:36 AM

16. +1

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:33 PM

2. Cue NRA whining about banning archery in 5..4..3..2..1..

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 01:36 AM

17. It's already in some of the replies here.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 05:34 PM

3. I would rather take a bullet than an arrow.

Actually, on second thought I don't want either one.

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:06 PM

7. Yeah that's not a good way to go nt

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Response to DURHAM D (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:20 PM

14. Yeah, there is a reason I don't bow hunt for deer.

Not criticizing those that do. But I can’t stand the time the animal is dying that way.

Yeah, hypocritical I know. But it’s a thing with me.

I rather either to a long battle with cancer. Or a month to die of Covid in the ICU!

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:26 PM

5. At least five people killed in bow and arrow attack in Norway

At least five people have been killed and two others injured in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg by a man armed with a bow and arrow, police said.
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The attacker’s motive was not yet clear, Aas said, but police were not ruling out terrorism. “One person has performed these actions alone,” he said. “It is natural to consider whether it is an act of terrorism. But the man has not been questioned and it is too early to come to any conclusion.”
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The Norwegian public broadcaster, NRK, said police in Kongsberg, a municipality of about 28,000 people, received reports at about 6.15pm local time that a man was walking around the town centre firing a bow and arrow.
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The shooting appears to have started in or near a Coop store in the city centre where there were several casualties, Norwegian media reported, citing regional government officials who said details were “still very confused”. Several other people were injured in different stores in the city centre, according to media reports.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/13/several-killed-bow-and-arrow-attack-norway

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:10 PM

8. The problem with a bow and arrow massacre is the perp doesn't kill himself in the end.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 09:59 PM

11. I'm so sorry for the victims and their families and friends.

I hope that those that survive will get the treatment and help that they need.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:38 PM

12. Nightmare Norwegian. Superiority has its limits.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:34 PM

15. Spent a summer in Kongsberg decades ago on the student exchange program.

It was 1980 or so. Such a beautiful little town. Always wanted to go back.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 09:13 AM

18. Danish suspect is Muslim convert who had been on radar of Norway's security service

A bow-and-arrow attack that left five dead in Norway appears to be an “act of terror”, the Norwegian security service has said, as details emerged of the Danish suspect’s background.

Police said the suspect was a Muslim convert with previous criminal convictions who had been flagged as a possible Islamic extremist.
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“The events in Kongsberg currently appear to be an act of terror, but the investigation... will determine in closer detail what the acts were motivated by,” Norway’s intelligence service PST said in a statement. The suspect was “known to PST from before”, the statement added, but the agency was not able to provide further details about him.

Norwegian police chief Ole Bredrup Sæverud said the suspect was a convert to Islam and that there were “previously fears linked to his radicalisation”, but establishing motive would be “complicated … and will take time”.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/14/norway-bow-arrow-attack-suspect-muslim-convert-police-radicalisation

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