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Norway: 3 Stabbed in ‘Family–related’ Knife Attack

Fri 20 May 2022 | 02:55 PM
Omnia Ahmed

At least three people were stabbed with a sharp object in Norway, leaving one critically injured, police announced on Friday, adding that a suspect was arrested

At the beginning, police called the attack in the village of Nore random but later clarified that there was “a family relationship” between the assailant and at least one of the victims.

“This is a family from Syria, and the perpetrator and one of the injured are married,” police inspector Odd Skei Kostveit said in a statement.

Moreover, the police pointed out that the suspect, who also was injured, was held on suspicion of “grievous bodily harm,” said. Two people were flown to a nearby hospital by helicopter, police said.

Nore, a village in the Numedal valley, is located 100 kilometers (62 miles) east of Oslo, Norway's capital.

It was not immediately clear where in the village the attack took place. Norwegian media said a bus driver and students from a local school overpowered the suspect.