The police were armed when they encountered the perpetrator in Kongsberg for the first time but were never in a position to shoot back. Then the perpetrator escaped.
“It took place inside Coop Extra, and the patrol was armed. As soon as they came into contact with the accused, they were immediately shot at with a bow and arrow. It happened twice,” police chief Ole Bredrup Sæverud in the Southeastern Police District told TV 2.
He said that the two policemen were not in a position to fire shots themselves. A third policeman arrived with protective equipment so that they could get more involved in the situation. While they were getting the protective equipment, the killer managed to escape.
Sæverud explains that the police searched further and received a number of reports of observations in Kongsberg center. A total of 34 minutes passed from when the police were first notified at 6:13 PM on Wednesday until the man was arrested.
“That is how long it took before they managed to locate him and get in a position to fire a warning shot and arrest him,” Sæverud said.
The police have charged 37-year-old Espen Andersen Bråthen for the incident in Kongsberg on Wednesday.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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