Man in his 40s charged with attempted murder in Kristiansand

Kristiansand police stationPhoto: Tor Erik Schrøder / NTB

A man in his 40s has been charged with attempted murder after he fired two shots at the police in Kristiansand in August last year.

The man has been remanded in custody for four weeks.

“We consider it attempted murder. This was a serious incident,” Johanne Sofie Sletsjøe in the Agder Police District told Fædrelandsvennen.

The incident happened on Friday, August 27, last year, when a police patrol was to pick up the man at his home in Kristiansand Municipality. The man was supposed to serve a sentence.

The ruling from Agder District Court states that the accused was sitting on the sofa armed with a shotgun when the police approached the house.

When the police entered his home, the man fired the shotgun in the direction of the police officers. He allegedly reloaded the shotgun and fired a new shot in the direction of the police.

The shots are described as potentially life-threatening. The prison sentence has been appealed to the Agder Court of Appeal.

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