Police in Norway have responded to a stabbing incident that left three people injured, one seriously. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center in Oregon, about 75 kilometers (25 miles) from Oslo, police said in a statement.
Norwegian authorities have labeled the incident a “Rain”Which stands for “Ongoing life-threatening violence” In police terms.
Police said the suspect was arrested an hour after the first news of the stabbing was received.
Newmedal is located in the southeast of Norway and has several municipalities.
Mayor Jan Goute Berke described the violence “Deeply sad”.
“Municipal staff will help with the information and run a crisis management team in coordination with the police.” He said.
One of the most notorious incidents of recent violence in Norway is the stabbing after a defendant pleaded guilty to a bow-and-arrow and knife attack that killed five people, including an off-duty police officer, and injured three others.
Norwegian police initially investigated the incident as a terrorist act but later concluded that the suspect, a 38-year-old Danish man, was suffering from mental illness. His trial will continue till June 22.
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