Perpetrator of Archery Attack in Norway May Suffer From Mental Illness, Police Say

© REUTERS / Hakon Mosvold/NTBPolice 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, October 13, 2021
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, October 13, 2021 - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.10.2021
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MURMANSK, Russia (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 hospitalised.
"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.
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