Norwegian police believe the man arrested for the bow and arrow attack stabbed his victims

The man arrested for the bow and arrow attack that killed five dead in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg likely stabbed his victims, police said Monday.

The investigation suggests that the suspect, a 37-year-old Dane who confessed to the murders, initially wounded his victims by shooting arrows, police commissioner Per Thomas Omholt explained at a press conference.

Norwegian police believe the man arrested for the bow and arrow attack stabbed his victims
Norwegian police believe the man arrested for the bow and arrow attack stabbed his victims

Investigators believe that he killed his victims with five sharp weapons in private homes and in public places on the same street in the Norwegian city. Omholt, who has indicated that the investigation is still in the preliminary stages, refused to identify the weapons used so as not to influence the witnesses.

The suspect was identified as a convert to Islam and monitored for possible radicalization. The inmate, who lives in Kongsberg, had already been convicted several times, but for minor offenses, including theft or purchase of small quantities of drugs. In 2020, he received a six-month restraining order after threatening to kill a family member.

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