The acting prime minister, Erna Solberg, spoke in another appearance of “horrible” events and “dramatic situation”, but she also did not want to speculate on the motives and referred to the result of the police investigation.
Solberg – who has already informed the opposition leader, Jonas Gahr Støre – assured that what happened will not affect his inauguration, who will assume the head of government tomorrow after winning the general elections last month. “What has come down to us from Kongsberg tonight speaks of a cruel and brutal act being committed,” Støre said.
The motives for the attack remain unknown “We are not looking for other people,” Øyvind Aas said. The injured were taken to hospitals, where they are being treated in intensive care although there is no fear for their lives, according to police.
During the persecution of the individual, the police asked residents not to leave their homes after verifying that a person had been shot with an arrow.
Several police units, including helicopters and a group of anti-explosives specialists, were mobilized and due to the size of the area through which they moved, police activity is expected “all night,” Aas said.
The General Directorate of Police has activated a temporary order that all agents in the country go armed, against the usual norm, although there are currently no “concrete indications” that there may be a change in the level of terrorist threat in the country. It is stated in a statement.