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CRIME

Norwegian police shoot man with knife in capital Oslo

The attacker died a short time later
FILED - 13 October 2021, Norway, Kongsberg: Police officers investigate the center of Kongsberg after a violent crime. Several people were killed and injured during a violent armed attack in the Norwegian town of Kongsberg on Wednesday, according to the police. Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB/dpa
File photo of police in the Norwegian city of Kongsberg, where another violent act was committed in October. Photo: Hakon Mosvold Larsen/dpa.

A man accused of threatening several people with a knife was shot dead on Tuesday in the Norwegian capital Oslo.

"This is a person who was known to us before," a police spokesperson told reporters. "And on that basis we don't see any evidence of a terrorist act, at the same time we don't rule anything out."

Police had been alerted in the morning about a man threatening people with a knife.

When they arrived at the scene the suspect was walking bare-chested and without shoes in the street.

According to the police, they tried unsuccessfully to hit the man with a patrol car, and pin him against a wall.

He then opened the passenger door and injured one of the police officers with the knife.

The police officers shot the attacker, who died a short time later.

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