Man kills several people in bow and arrow attack in Norway

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Police at the scene after an attack in Kongsberg, Norway, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. Several people have been killed and others injured by a man armed with a bow and arrow in a town west of the Norwegian capital, Oslo. (Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP) Hakon Mosvold Larsen/AP

Several people were killed and others injured Wednesday after a man in Norway launched an assault with a bow and arrow, authorities said.

The suspect allegedly carried out the attack around 6:30 p.m. local time (12:30 p.m. EDT) in the town of Kongsberg, which lies 52 miles southwest of Oslo and has a population of 28,000, police said.

"Several people have been injured, and several are dead," said police Chief Oeyvind Aas.

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Officials have yet to release an official number, but local outlet NPK reported at least five were killed.

"It is a tragedy for all those affected," Mayor Kari Anne Sand told Verdens Gang, according to the BBC."I have no words."

The suspect is believed to have begun his assault inside a supermarket on the city's west side before making his way through the town, according to local reports.

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"The man has been apprehended ... From the information we now have, this person carried out these actions alone," Aas said.

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