Man shot in the hand by the police in Bergen

PolicePolice.Photo: Vegard Wivestad Grøtt / NTB scanpix

Police fired two shots toward a man who had barricaded himself in Sandviken in Bergen Monday afternoon. He was injured in the hand and is taken to hospital.

The other inhabitants of the residential place were evacuated while police tried to negotiate with the man, mentioned by West restrict police in a statement.

Police broke into the apartment just before 14:00 and fired two shots. The man was shot in the hand and brought to Haukeland University Hospital.

Police said the man was in his 20s and was intoxicated and mentally unstable. He is known to the police before, written by Bergens Tidende newspaper.

According to police efforts leader Njål Hope, police have been shot before they fire back him.
– We were in dialogue with him over quite a long time and finally police took action. Based on the info from the crews involved, they have been fired by him first and they had to fire him back in order to prevent further shots, said Hope to Bergens newspaper.

Police have routinely notified Norwegian Bureau for the Investigation of Police Affairs after the incident.


Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today