Police search address of man suspected of stabbing two NAV employees in Bergen

Police NAV BergenPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB

Two NAV employees in Bergen were transported to the hospital with injuries after being stabbed at a user meeting on Monday morning.

The suspected perpetrator – a man in his 30s – was arrested six minutes after the police received the notification that the attack took place, police inspector Morten Ørn stated at a press briefing on Monday afternoon.

The two people who were stabbed were taken to Haukeland University Hospital. The extent of their injuries is unknown.

Police search suspect’s address

“Two employees have been injured during a conversation with a (NAV) user. Efforts are being made to contact their relatives,” director Jostein Hestnes in Bergen Municipality’s agency for social services told the newspaper Bergens Tidende.

At 11:15 AM, a person was taken out of the NAV building and into a police car. The police told BT that that was the suspected perpetrator. 

At around 1 PM, the police searched an address where the arrested person is registered, BT reports.

Initial phase of the investigation

At the press conference, Ørn said that the police searched the NAV building immediately after the arrest.

“The goal was to locate more potential perpetrators. In addition, we wanted to try and locate more potentially injured people,” Ørn said.

He added that the investigation is in its initial phase. 

Will probably be questioned on Monday

Task leader Synnøve Malkenes in the Western Police District told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) that the stabbing took place on the second or third floor of the NAV building.

The task leader said that the suspected perpetrator has been talking to the police and would probably be questioned on Monday.

The suspected perpetrator has not been injured, NRK reports.

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