An unknown person injured several people with a stabbing weapon in Numedal, southern Norway, on Friday morning. This was reported by the Norwegian police on Twitter. Shortly thereafter, the officers caught the alleged perpetrator.
According to initial findings, at least three people were injured in the attack, one of them seriously. The forces were still in the morning to get an overview, it said. According to broadcaster NRK, the crime took place in front of a shop in Nore, west of Oslo.
The bus driver overpowered the perpetrator
According to a later media release from the Norwegian police, the perpetrator himself was one of the injured people, two of whom had to be flown to a nearby hospital. “We can confirm that there is a family relationship between the perpetrator and a stabbed woman,” the statement said. The police even confirmed to “Aftenposten” that the stabbed woman is married to the perpetrator. The third person is a man. How and how badly he is injured is not known.
An eyewitness told the newspaper that he first saw a woman running away from something, bleeding profusely, then a man with a stab wound to his arm turned the corner – the alleged perpetrator. Private individuals, school employees and a bus driver were finally able to overpower the perpetrator and held him for around seven minutes until the police arrived. The perpetrator is now charged with aggravated assault. (SDA/chs)