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Suspect in Kongsberg killings had converted to Islam, police say

| Updated: October 15, 2021 18:06:07


Police officers investigate after several people were killed and others were injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks, in Kongsberg, Norway, Oct 13, 2021. Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/via REUTERS Police officers investigate after several people were killed and others were injured by a man using a bow and arrows to carry out attacks, in Kongsberg, Norway, Oct 13, 2021. Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/via REUTERS

The man suspected of killing five people in a bow-and-arrow attack in Norway had converted to Islam and police had been worried over signs of his radicalisation, regional police chief Ole Bredrup Saeverud told a news conference on Thursday, reports Reuters.

A 37-year-old Danish citizen is suspected of carrying out the attacks, police have said. He is in custody and is believed to have acted alone.

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