Norway bow-and-arrow attack suspect Espen Andersen Bråthen handed to health services

Espen Andersen Bråthen, 37, has actually been charged over the attack, which happened in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday night and left 5 individuals dead. Cops have yet to expose the charges he deals with.

Norwegian Cops Security Service (PST) primary Hans Sverre Sjøvold informed press reporters on Thursday that the attack “appears as if it may be an act of terrorism” however kept in mind that it is necessary the examination proceeds and “we get to clarify what the motives of the accused are.”

Officers had actually touched with the male, consisting of “as a result of previous concerns related to radicalization,” cops chief Ole Bredrup Sæverud stated. Officers likewise exposed the suspect had actually transformed to Islam.

The suspect had actually not appeared on their radar this year though, Sæverud showed, stating the cops had “received no reports in 2021 regarding radicalization.”

4 females and one male were eliminated in the attack. They were all aged 50 to 70 years, Sæverud stated.

Individuals laid flowers and lit candle lights at a vigil for the victims in Kongsberg on Thursday night, with more coming by to pay their aspects at the makeshift memorial on Friday.

Recently inaugurated Norwegian Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Støre was anticipated to take a trip to the town on Friday.

A photo published by NKR of Espen Andersen Bråthen, 37, the suspect in the Kongsberg attack in Norway, who was arrested on October 13, 2021.

Speaking Thursday at an interview in the capital, Oslo, Gahr Støre stated he wished to go to along with the Minister for Justice in order to reveal their “support” to those impacted.

The disaster corresponded with Gahr Støre’s statement of the brand-new Norwegian federal government Thursday. Acknowledging this throughout journalism conference, he called it “a very special day to present a new government” due to the nation experiencing a “horribly cruel attack on innocent people last night.”

He revealed his relief that Norwegian cops had actually detained the suspect, while stressing that the result was still “deeply tragic.”

The Prime Minister drew a parallel in between Wednesday’s attack and the weapon and bomb attacks performed in Norway in 2011 by reactionary extremist Anders Behring Breivik, including that 2 ministers in his brand-new federal government were survivors of those attacks.

“It was an act of terrorism, and this act that happened yesterday naturally reminds us of those who have experienced such terrible things and we will stand by them,” he stated.

The Kongsberg attack “shows that our society is vulnerable,” Gahr Støre stated, as he worried that it is “not good for us to conclude what is the motive, what is behind this action.” He stated the Norwegian cops “must be allowed to finish their work and clarify” such matters however that the attack “emphasizes again that preparedness is a complex task for a society.”

A timeline of the occasions Wednesday exposed that just 35 minutes expired in between the very first reports to cops of a guy shooting with a weapon, at 6:12 p.m. and the arrest of the suspect at 6:47 p.m.

From what cops now understand, “it appears reasonably clear that probably everyone was killed after the police were in contact with the perpetrator for the first time,” Sæverud stated.

The criminal was thought to have actually acted alone, cops stated.

CNN’s Niamh Kennedy added to this report.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.