Police shot and killed a man at Jaren
The Police believe that they could not prepare for the outcome of the action at Jaren in Oppland, where a man in his sixties was shot and killed by a police officer on Monday.
The man was shot and killed in connection with a multi-hour police operation. The operation occurred after a routine health mission.
“Police employed an electric shock weapon in an attempt to apprehend the man. He did not respond to the use and instead attacked a police officer with a chainsaw. This led to the man being shot by the police,” Hadeland County Sheriff, Geir Ballangrud Hermansen, informs at a press conference on Monday night.
Police have secured the spot and kept watch throughout the night, according to the local newspaper Hadeland.
Neighbours have expressed concern about the man’s health. Among other things, he had nailed the windows of his house shut.
“We have received some concern notifications in the past, but there have been no incidents that could prepare us for what happened,” Hermansen explains.
Special Unit of the Police involved
The case is now under investigation by the Special Unit of the Police. The police officers involved will be questioned. Hermansen says that further investigation of the incident also involves investigating the scene.
“The Special Unit comes into the picture, as the case deals with guns. the Crime Unit (Kripos) will to investigate the scene,” he concludes.
“Kripos will be on-site to conduct investigations on Tuesday,” Operations Manager of Inland Police District, Marianne Brun, tells Oppland Arbeiderblad .
Police have shot five times in the last fifteen years with death as the outcome, according to a report from the Special Unit. The killed person was armed in all cases.
Police actions with lethal outcome in
Police have fired shots five times in the last 15 years with a deadly outcome. The incidents took place in 2005, 2006, 2015, 2016 and 2019. The person has been armed in all of them.
The individual fatalities have occurred in various police districts. The situations have in common that the person who was shot has been armed and about to attack the police or others.
- August 5th, 2019: A man in his mid-sixties is shot and killed at Jaren in Oppland after he allegedly attacked them with a chainsaw.
- November 27th, 2016: A 34-year-old man was killed following an exchange of gunfire with Kristiansand police. Two officials fired a total of 17 shots at the man.
- September 26th, 2015: Police received notification of a person in Hedmark who was believed to possess a weapon. When police went to the man’s home, he fired a shot that hit an officer. Police responded to the fire. The person died at the scene.
- April 22nd, 2006: An intoxicated man shot at the police with a shotgun at Skui in Bærum. Three policemen were hit, but not seriously injured. Police returned the fire. The man died from a shot to the head.
- May 18th, 2005: A 34-year-old man was killed in Larvik City Centre. He was acting out on the main street, threatening, wielding a slaughter axe.
During the period 2002–2019, a total of 29 persons are injured during armed confrontations with the police.
(Source: the Special Unit of the Police)
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