County Governor: The man accused of the NAV attack in Bergen received proper health care in the past

NAV stabbingPhoto: Torstein Bøe / NTB

The man accused of killing a NAV employee in Bergen in September received proper health care in the years before the incident, according to the County Governor in Vestland.

A woman in her 50s was killed, while a woman in her 30s was injured when the man in his 30s attacked the two NAV employees at Årstad in Bergen with a knife.

After the incident, the County Governor went through records from all the health agencies that were in contact with the man after he moved to Bergen.

“Proper health care”

During these years, he had received health care at a psychiatric hospital, a district psychiatric center, at the emergency room, and from a GP but had not been in contact with the health service in the past year.

A review of the records from all the services involved shows that the symptoms and ailments the man had have been seriously considered and followed up.

“Our assessment is that the health care, based on the knowledge the health service had of the man, has been justifiable in all the health services involved,” the County Governor writes.

The accused is a man in his late 30s, of foreign origin, and has been a Norwegian citizen since 2019. He has been charged with murder and inflicting grievous bodily harm after the knife attack.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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