5 killed in bow and arrow attacks in Norway

A man armed with a bow and arrow has killed five people and injured two others in Norway.

Norwegian law enforcement officials say they received multiple reports on Wednesday evening that a man was attacking passers-by with a bow and arrow in the town of Kongsberg, near the capital Oslo.

Police took the man into custody. They believe he acted alone, and attacked people randomly as he walked around the town.

Police are looking into his motives, including the possibility of terrorism.

Norwegian police officers are normally unarmed, but authorities ordered them to carry weapons after the attacks.

Local media are describing the incident as the worst attack in Norway since a man killed more than 70 people in 2011.