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Perpetrator of archery attack in Norway may suffer from mental illness - Police

ANI | Updated: Oct 15, 2021 21:36 IST


Kongsberg [Norway], October 15 (ANI/Sputnik): The individual behind the deadly archery attack in Norway's Kongsberg is likely suffering from a mental disorder, and is now being held in a secure medical facility, the police said on Friday.
"The theory that [the crime] is rooted in some kind of Illness is becoming more and more valid ... The final conclusion will be made after psychological examination," police spokesman Per Thomas Omholt said during a press conference.

According to the police officer, the perpetrator was hospitalized.
"His health is such that it was necessary to send him to a medical facility. He is not in prison, but in a secure medical facility," Omholt added.
On Wednesday evening, the police arrested a man in Kongsberg who shot arrows at people, killing five and wounding several more. The archer is a 37-year-old Dane living locally, who admitted to his crimes and is willing to cooperate with the investigation. (ANI/Sputnik)

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