Who is Espen Andersen Brathen? Wiki, Biography, Age, Norway Bow and Arrow Attack, Suspect

Espen Andersen Brathen
Espen Andersen Brathen

Espen Andersen Brathen Wiki – Espen Andersen Brathen Biography

Police said that Espen Andersen Brathen is in custody in Norway suspected of carrying out a bow-and-arrow attack that killed five people will appear in court on Friday morning.

Norway’s national security agency said the suspect’s actions “currently appear to be an act of terrorism”.

Five people were left dead, and three injured during the rampage in the small town of Kongsberg on Wednesday evening.

Age

He is 37 years old.

Norway Bow and Arrow Attack

Two people, including an off-duty cop, were wounded in Wednesday’s attack. They were hospitalized in intensive care, the Telegraph reported. Police responding to the incident also were shot with arrows, officials said.

“Witnesses saw lifeless people, heard intense howls and screams, and saw people running for their lives in the streets,” Severus told reporters Thursday.

Police were called at 6:15 p.m. and arrested the suspect about 30 minutes later. He was held on preliminary charges, which is a step short of formal charges. Police believe he acted alone.

One eyewitness said the carnage still shakes residents.

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“I have never seen so many police, ambulances, and vehicles in my life. There were just blue lights everywhere. Everyone is in shock and upset,” the witness said, according to the Telegraph.

“I mean, an untrained lone man equipped with knife, arrow, and bow openly roamed in our streets for more than 30 minutes — headed to a grocery store in the beginning and attacked people there. And then made his way to a post office. Everywhere where he saw people gathering,” the person said.

Espen Andersen Brathen Arrested

Police revealed Brathen’s identity after giving more information about the victims, showing that they were four women and one man between 50 and 70.

The suspect is thought to have shot at people in several locations in the town. Police were called to the center of the city, southwest of Oslo after the attack began at around 1815 local time [1615 GMT].

Officials believe that the man didn’t start killing people until police arrived on the scene.

“From what we know now, it is reasonably clear that some, probably everyone, was killed after the police were in contact with the perpetrator,” Mr. Saeverud said.

Prime Minister Statement

Prime Minister-designate Jonas Gahr Store called the attack “horrific.”

“This is unreal. But the reality is that five people have been killed, many are injured and many are in shock,” Gahr Store, who is expected to take office later Thursday, told Norwegian broadcaster NRK, the Telegraph reported.

Kongsberg Mayor Kari Anne said: “This is a gruesome incident, there is nothing else to say. Now we must try to take care of the inhabitants as best we can.”

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