Police fired warning shots during the arrest of a man with a knife in the emergency room in Bergen

Armed policePhoto: Heiko Junge / NTB
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The police fired warning shots on Wednesday night during the arrest of a man with a knife at the emergency room in Bergen. The man was also bitten by a police dog.

The incident started at 00:40 on Wednesday night when the man called the police and said that he was being persecuted, newspaper Bergensavisen writes.

The police perceived the call as related to health issues, so it asked him to contact the emergency room. 

When the man continued to call the police, a patrol was sent to the emergency room. According to newspaper Bergens Tidende, the police came in contact with the man there at 1:40 AM.

In possession of a large knife

When the patrol met the man outside the emergency room, he was in possession of a large knife which he refused to put down. 

The man was not aggressive at the time. However, as the situation evolved, the police had to use pepper spray and CS gas. Finally, a warning shot was fired.

“A dog was used to make him hand over the knife. He did it in the end,” police superintendent Ole Bjørn Sveen at the Bergen city center police station told BA.

The man is hospitalized and receiving treatment for bite injuries, among other things.

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

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