• "Spreading the ideas of freedom loving people on matters regarding metals, finance, politics, government and many other topics"

Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway

Scorpio

для продажи слегка подержанный
Founding Member
Board Elder
GIM Hall Of Fame
Joined
Mar 25, 2010
Messages
33,326
Reaction score
54,161

Assailant with bow and arrows kills 5 people in Norway​

JAN M. OLSEN
Wed, October 13, 2021, 2:28 PM


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A man armed with a bow and arrows killed five people Wednesday near the Norwegian capital of Oslo before he was arrested, authorities said.
The police chief in the town of Kongsberg said there was “a confrontation” between officers and the assailant, but he did not elaborate. Two other people were wounded and hospitalized in intensive care, including an officer who was off duty and inside the shop where the attack took place, police said.
“The man who carried out the act has been arrested by the police, and there is no active search for more people. Based on the information we have, there is one person behind this,” Police Chief Oeying Aas said.
Acting Prime Minister Erna Solberg described the attack as “gruesome” and said it was too early to speculate on the man's motive. The prime minister-designate, Jonas Gahr Stoere, who is expected to take office Thursday, called the assault “a cruel and brutal act” in comments to Norwegian news agency NTB.
Police were alerted to the attack around 6:30 p.m. and arrested the suspect about 20 minutes later. The community is 66 kilometers (41 miles) southwest of Oslo.
According to police, the suspect walked around the city shooting at people with arrows.
The man has not been questioned yet, Aas said.
City officials invited people who were affected by the attack and their relatives to gather for support at a local hotel.
The attack comes over a decade after Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, set off a bomb in Oslo’s government district and then carried out a shooting massacre at the summer camp of the left-wing Labor Party’s youth organization on Utoya island. The violence on July 22, 2011, killed 77 people and stunned Norway.
Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum under Norwegian law, but his term can be extended as long as he’s considered a danger to society.

 

oldgaranddad

Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 21, 2012
Messages
6,747
Reaction score
14,615
Location
On the top shelf.
How soon before the media start referring to it as an assault bow or how if the assailant didn't have access to a high capacity quiver that none of this would have happened?

The numb nuts in the UK have virtually banned butter knives yet people still seem to wind up with holes in them.

All kidding aside, I bet you this story gets buried faster than a festering corpse.
 

hammerhead

Morphing
Midas Member
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Feb 22, 2012
Messages
14,879
Reaction score
22,307
Location
USSA
The attack comes over a decade after Anders Behring Breivik, a right-wing extremist, set off a bomb in Oslo’s government district and then carried out a shooting massacre at the summer camp of the left-wing Labor Party’s youth organization on Utoya island. The violence on July 22, 2011, killed 77 people and stunned Norway.
Breivik was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum under Norwegian law, but his term can be extended as long as he’s considered a danger to society.
Totally unrelated but needed to be included.
 

ZZZZZ

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Dec 23, 2017
Messages
8,466
Reaction score
19,374
Location
Northern Arizona
We demand background checks and a 30 day waiting period on bows and arrows!
 
Last edited:

ErrosionOfAccord

#1 Global Warmer
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 30, 2010
Messages
5,225
Reaction score
7,567
Location
Coal Country
I'm reading that he had five more 50 round "clips" ready to go when the police took him down.
 

Rusty Shackelford

Midas Member
Midas Member
Midas Supporter
Joined
Apr 1, 2010
Messages
7,120
Reaction score
6,343
Location
Northern most Southern State
Shooting a bow accurately is not the fastest endeavour....so killing 5 people is almost impossible to do if he was in an area where lets say a person could have a CCW...just saying.
 

engineear

Platinum Bling
Sr Site Supporter
Platinum Bling
Joined
Mar 11, 2011
Messages
5,714
Reaction score
9,142
Location
North of the Wall
He was high, thought he was Cupid...will be his defence and if he was in Chitcongo he'd get off.
 

Joe King

Midas Member
Midas Member
Sr Site Supporter
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
12,646
Reaction score
16,242
Location
Instant Gratification Land
I wonder if any of those shot, or those coming to their aid, pulled the arrows out and then bled to death?
 

ttazzman

Midas Member
Midas Member
Midas Supporter ++
Survivor
Joined
Apr 2, 2010
Messages
6,935
Reaction score
9,051
Location
mid-usa
Shooting a bow accurately is not the fastest endeavour....so killing 5 people is almost impossible to do if he was in an area where lets say a person could have a CCW...just saying.
agreed......you have to think a component to it was the lack of sound and recognition of a attack .....also wonder how many "pass thrus" he had ? type of broadhead? etc........and the reported use of a crossbow would further slow things down
 

Someone_else

Platinum Bling
Platinum Bling
Midas Supporter ++
Joined
Mar 31, 2010
Messages
4,044
Reaction score
6,396
My EMT training was very clear and strict about... is the word "impalement"? Anyway, the rule is never remove the object. If absolutely necessary for transport, the external portion may be cut.

I remember a story about some really bad accident, maybe it was a guy who was impaled between rail cars. He was alive, but the rescuers knew he would die when they got him free. So he had a bit of time to say his farewells, but his fate was written.