A girl has died and two extra have been injured after a sequence of late night time stabbings in Norway.
First experiences of the assaults got here in simply earlier than midnight within the metropolis of Sarpsborg, south of the capital Oslo.
Police have arrested a 31-year-old Norwegian citizen who has a prison document.
A press launch mentioned the attacker had a relationship with two of the ladies, though not with the lady who was killed.
The sufferer was in her 50s, police mentioned. Another girl was severely damage whereas a 3rd suffered lighter accidents.
Police mentioned they have been investigating whether or not the perpetrator’s psychological well being was an element within the assaults.
Local media reported armed police, helicopters and 9 ambulances have been deployed early within the morning in Sarpsborg.
Officers locked down town centre and requested residents to remain indoors by way of Twitter.
One girl was stabbed on the central bus station whereas ready in her automobile.
Another was stabbed in her own residence. “We have been sitting watching TV and there was a knock on the door. When I opened it he tried to stab me, however I received away,” her husband advised native newspaper Sarpsborg Arbeiderblad. His spouse was then stabbed within the arm.
One of the victims recognised the attacker, which led to his arrest at his house handle.
One resident, Ole Martin Gilde, mentioned he witnessed the arrest.
“The police blocked off the road, and I counted as much as 12 police vehicles right here,” he advised Verdens Gang newspaper. “I additionally noticed as much as 10 armed cops on the intersection right here, after which they searched with a canine in all of the backyards.”
Police have launched a full investigation and have appealed for witnesses to come back ahead.