Police have confirmed that the man suspected of having killed five and injured two with a bow and arrow in Kongsberg, Norway, was a convert to Islam who had been flagged by authorities over radicalisation concerns before the attack.
During a press conference on Thursday, Police Chief Ole B. Sæverud confirmed that the suspect in the killing of five people and injuring of two others on Wednesday evening is a 37-year-old Danish citizen known to police. The attack occurred in the centre of Kongberg, 50 miles south-west of the Norwegian capital Oslo, and several of the victims had been attacked in a Coop Extra supermarket. Authorities believe he was acting alone.
“We are talking about a convert to Islam,” Police Chief Sæverud said, adding